CCEI Announces Articulation Agreement with Kaplan University


Duluth, GA/ January 24, 2012 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution, is proud to announce an articulation agreement with Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation.

Kaplan University will accept transfer credit towards a Kaplan online degree program for the following CCEI certificate programs: Online College Credit Eligible CDA Certificate; Online Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate – English and FCCPC Spanish (up to 15 credits total in Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Planning; Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Development; Child Safety, Nutrition, and Health); Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate – English and Spanish CDA (up to 10 credits total in Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Development; Child Safety, Nutrition, and Health; and two quarter credits towards an open elective); Online National Administrator Credential (NAC) Certificate (up to seven and a half credits towards an open elective); and Online Director’s Certificate (up to six credits towards an open elective).

“The articulation agreement with Kaplan University encourages providers to further their education, thus improving their skills and qualifications. Articulation agreements like this one promote the concept of transferability to open doors for the early care workforce to move up the ladder toward higher education,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

Connie Bosse, Vice President for Kaplan University’s Arts, Education and Health programs, said: “Kaplan University’s online degree programs can serve as an extension of the services provided by CCEI. Child care professionals interested in expanding their CCEI course work into a degree program will find that Kaplan’s online classroom provides the same flexibility associated with their professional development courses, along with the quality and rigor of a regionally accredited university.”

ChildCare Education Institute Online Professional Development Completions Reach 600,000


Duluth, GA/ January 11, 2012 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 600,000 professional development hours and over 4,200 certificate programs online.

As CCEI enters its seventh year of offering quality online coursework for the child care industry, students continue to appreciate the competency-based, self-paced coursework that allows them to fulfill their training requirements at home, work, or anywhere they have Internet access. Organizations and individuals across the country choose CCEI for its professional development courses and certificate programs. In addition to adding many new industry-relevant courses to the catalog throughout the year, CCEI recently introduced a national industry credential, the Early Childhood Credential, recognized by industry leaders as a stepping stone to an early childhood degree.

“CCEI continues to be a top provider in the early care industry for educating staff. We’re proud to provide high-quality, convenient, affordable education programs to educators and administrators as they work to provide a firm foundation for our nation’s children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute.

All CCEI certificate programs and courses are available at www.cceionline.edu. Training hours may be purchased individually or as part of an annual individual or center-based subscription for unlimited access to the Professional Development Course Catalog.

Improve Long-Term Health with CCEI’s ‘Nutrition and Fitness’ Course


Duluth, GA/ January 3, 2012 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course NFS100 – Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness Practices at no cost in January.

Educators have an important opportunity and responsibility to help children develop healthy eating and exercise habits. CCEI’s course NFS100 teaches caregivers to develop a nutrition policy, strategies for working with families to promote good nutrition practices at home, and curriculum enrichment ideas for increasing healthy lifestyle choices and reducing childhood obesity. USDA nutrition recommendations, healthful snacking, and portion sizes are also covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 0.1 CEUs and the ability to print and/or save their certificate of completion immediately.

“If we want to ensure that our children grow up to be healthy, we have to start by modeling good habits ourselves and by creating an environment in which children are encouraged to make good choices about food and exercise,”says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “It’s the time of year that we often make fitness and health resolutions so be sure to include the children this year.”

NFS100 is available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. Without a subscription, this course may be purchased individually through online enrollment at www.cceionline.edu.