Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose

CCEP (Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose), funded by Alabama DHR, offers free inclusion training to childcare providers statewide. CCEP utilizes experienced teachers and therapists to share simple, practical ways to work with and include children with special needs in childcare centers and family/group childcare homes.

This program offers:

  • A curriculum with a mulitdisciplinary approach which utilizes developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Free training funding for substitute teachers during training.
  • Educational kits.
  • Clock-hour credit approved by the Department of Human Resources.
  • Onsite consultation and technical assistance.
  • Workshops.
  • Other resources for assistance.

For more information about CCEP, contact UCP Huntsville at (256) 859-4900 or email seger@ucphuntsville.org.

Quarterly Newsletter: CCEP Spring Newsletter

CCEP Teams by Counties Served

 

UCP of Huntsville/UCP Tuscumbia (Satellite Office)

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free CCEP trainings in Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Limestone, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston, and Cullman counties.

 

UCP of Greater Birmingham

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free CCEP trainings in Walker, Blount, Etowah, Dekalb, Cherokee, St. Clair, Jefferson, Shelby, and Chilton counties.

 

UCP of East Central Alabama

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Calhoun, Talladega, Cleburne, Clay, Randolph, and Coosa counties.

 

UCP of West Alabama

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Hale, Greene, Sumter, and Choctaw counties.

 

UCP Central Alabama/Montgomery Office

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Mongomery, and Bullock counties.

 

UCP Central Alabama/Auburn Office

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Macon, and Russell counties.

 

UCP of Mobile

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Clarke, Washington, and Mobile counties.

 

UCP of Mobile/Troy Office

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Barbour, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva, and Houston counties.

 

UCP of Mobile/Evergreen Office

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Monroe, Conecuh, Escambia, and Baldwin counties.

 

UCP of Central Alabama/Selma Office

Click here for a complete list of upcoming free trainings in Perry, Dallas, Marengo, and Wilcox counties.

Training Legend

Training Legend

 

UCP CCEP program earns national Award for Excellence

CCEP award

Congratulations to UCP Huntsville’s Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose (CCEP) program for winning the 2014 Nina Eaton Program of the Year Award, which was presented to the CCEP team and UCP Executive Director Cheryl Smith at the 2014 UCP Annual Conference April 11 in Nashville as part of the annual UCP Awards for Excellence.

The Nina Eaton Program of the Year Award recognizes a program of a UCP affiliate that has made an extraordinary contribution to the quality of life of people with disabilities, enabling them to become more independent, productive or integrated into the family or community through a particular program.

“The CCEP program is an innovative inclusion training and technical assistance initiative that uses a multidisciplinary team approach to address issues related to childcare providers and community settings. The program offers a proven approach to training individual childcare providers and parents through on-site trainings, consultations, and technical assistance supporting best practices for inclusive environments for children with special needs. Further, the training provides the knowledge base and tools necessary to identify and assist children at risk of possible developmental delays. UCP affiliates throughout Alabama are proud of the CCEP program and of the program’s insight and innovation to address a crucial need of families throughout the state who have children with disabilities.”

The annual UCP Awards for Excellence recognizes UCP affiliates, individuals and companies whose exceptional service, achievements and dedication succeed in enabling a life without limits for people with a range of disabilities and their families.

The CCEP team was also honored to meet UCP Celebrity Ambassador Cheryl Hines (pictured).

Statewide Trainings

January

Sensory Play for All: 1/10

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 1/19

CCEP Course Training Day 3: 1/23

Understanding Sensory Processing Issues: 1/23

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 1/24

Understanding Sensory Processing Issues: 1/24

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 1/26

Understanding Sensory Processing Issues: 1/26

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 1/26

Sensory Play for All: 1/26

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 1/30

SEL–Everyone Benefits: 1/30

Understanding and Including Children with Autism: 1/30

SEL–Everyone Benefits: 1/31 

Identifying Red Flags & Communication with Parents: 1/31

February

SEL–Everyone Benefits: 2/1

Recognizing Language Delays: 2/2

SEL–Everyone Benefits: 2/2

CCEP Course Training Day 4: 2/6

Sensory Play for All: 2/6

Understanding and Including Children with Autism: 2/6

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/7

I Can Sort & Match!: 2/7

Sensory Play for All: 2/7

Classroom Management Techniques for the Inclusive Classroom Utilizing Movement: 2/9

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 2/9

I Can Sort & Match!: 2/11

Observation–Worth a Second Look: 2/11

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/13

Recognizing Language Delays: 2/13

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/16

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 2/16

Social Emotional Skills in Inclusive Classrooms: 2/16

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 2/16

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 2/16

Under Construction–Language Development in Early Childhood: 2/16

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/18

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 2/18

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 2/20

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 2/21

Classroom Management Techniques for the Inclusive Classroom Utilizing Movement: 2/21

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/21

Sensory Play for All: 2/21

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/23

Classroom Management Techniques for the Inclusive Classroom Utilizing Movement: 2/23

How to Write a Social Story: 2/23

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/27

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 2/28

March

Fine Motor in the Inclusive Classroom: 3/2

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 3/2

Sensory Play for All: 3/2

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 3/2

CCEP Course Training Day 5: 3/6

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 3/7

Sensory Play for All: 3/7

I Can Sort & Match!: 3/8

Observation–Worth a Second Look: 3/9

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 3/9

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 3/9

Sharing Concerns About Child Development: 3/9

Fine Motor in the Inclusive Classroom: 3/13

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 3/13

Sensory Activities in Inclusive Classrooms: 3/13

Be Sweet! Preventing Bullying in an Inclusive Preschool Setting: 3/14

Observation–Worth a Second Look: 3/9

How to Write a Social Story: 3/20

Sensory Play for All: 3/21

I Can Sort & Match!: 3/21

Social Emotional Skills in Inclusive Classrooms: 3/22

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 3/23

I Can Sort & Match!: 3/25

Fine Motor in the Inclusive Classroom: 3/27

Sensory Activities in the Inclusive Childcare Environment: 3/30