Reach Quality Recognition Program Standards with Child Care Training from CCEI


ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, announces its support of child care professionals and programs working to improve and maintain Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) requirements through the provision of appropriate online professional development coursework.

Participation in quality recognition programs is a voluntary initiative and standards are designed to exceed state regulations and provide high-quality, effective child care. A key incentive in participating in QRIS programs, aside from providing children with better early education experiences, is local and statewide recognition of child care program achievements. Community and financial awards, technical assistance and scholarships for professional development are sometimes awarded according to an achievement-based point system. In turn, these incentives affect the attainment of quality indicators and other measurements.

CCEI offers over 30 hours of intermediate and advanced level online child care training coursework that meet many quality recognition program standards for continuing education. Check CCEI’s child care training course catalog for specifics. All CCEI training courses are available for enrollment at any time and grant IACET CEU credit upon successful completion. Current students with active, unlimited subscriptions can enroll in courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses anytime through online enrollment.

“It’s impressive to see how many child care providers use CCEI to meet not only their licensing requirements, but their QRIS standards as well,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “As quality recognition programs become more common, CCEI will provide additional coursework to accommodate the needs of our industry.”

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Students Exceed One Million Hours of Online Child Care Training


ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a provider of online child care training courses and certificate programs, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 1,000,000 professional development hours online.

CCEI has provided high-quality online child care training coursework for over eight years and students continue to benefit from the competency-based, self-paced coursework that fits any schedule. CCEI online professional development training courses are open for enrollment at any time and IACET CEU credit is awarded upon successful completion. Child care establishments, associations, administrators, and individuals choose CCEI for continuing education, and to remain updated on relevant topics and recommendations for best practices.

In addition to allowing child care providers online access through the use of an annual, unlimited training subscription, many organizations choose to participate in center-based, or multi-user, subscriptions offering administrative features which allow the ability to assign courses, monitor progress, and print reports for licensing. Felicia Fisk, a provider at AppleTree Learning Centers and active user of the center’s site-based subscription, made CCEI history when she completed CCEI’s 1,000,000th Professional Development hour by taking the course Safety in the Infant/Toddler Classroom in August 2013. Felicia tells us, “I doubt I could be provided with a better online curriculum to suit my needs like CCEI does! It’s super convenient to be able to have access to the courses at any time and it’s very informative. The fact that CCEI offers assessments during each course is absolutely amazing! I feel as though I am a more reliable and confident caregiver.”

“CCEI extends their appreciation to all who have contributed to the achievement of this milestone. As the leading distance training provider in the early care industry, CCEI will continue to introduce new, up-to-date professional development coursework that serves the needs of practitioners and administrators,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute. “We are fortunate to have so many dedicated educators choose CCEI for their professional development needs.”

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Learn How to Handle Trauma and Crises with CCEI Child Care Training


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, announces ADM107: Coping with Crises and Traumatic Events as the newest addition to the CCEI professional development catalog of 100+ online child care training courses.

This course is intended to provide information that will reduce the impact to children, families, and the facility in the event of a crisis or traumatic event (emergency or disaster) inside or immediately surrounding the facility, as well as strategies to help children and families recover and cope after an emergency, disaster or traumatic event. Throughout this course, participants will be presented with recommended practices for emergency and disaster planning and preparedness, and policies for responding to various types of disasters and security threats. Identifying typical responses of children, disaster mitigation, and strategies for helping children and adults cope with a variety of misfortunes are also covered within the online course.

“CCEI’s traumatic events course arms child care professionals with practices and policies to help effectively prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This addition to our course library also gives care givers strategies for helping and supporting children as they cope with impactful experiences.”

This three-hour beginner-level training course is available for enrollment at any time and grants 0.3 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current students with active, unlimited subscriptions can enroll in this course at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase this child care training course anytime through online enrollment.

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course Focused on Dealing with Attention Deficit Disorders in the Early Childhood Classroom!

Duluth, GA/January 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Roughly 10 percent of children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention disorders. Early care providers and teachers play important roles in helping to manage and improve educational outcomes for the millions of children and families affected by these disorders. It is important that child care providers understand the symptoms, subtypes, and common treatment strategies associated with attention disorders. A wide variety of classroom modifications may be made to accommodate for attention disorders, but successful outcomes require patience, careful planning, and cooperation with families and medical professionals.

“The course on attention disorders is an important addition to CCEI’s professional development library, and yet another opportunity for CCEI students to gain knowledge on a current industry-wide issue. Teachers are far more effective in helping individual children achieve their full potential if they have received specific, relevant training,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

Learn How to Prevent the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens with Online Child Care Training


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, offers HLTH102: Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during August in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).

The online CCEI course Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens presents best practices for preventing the spread of bloodborne diseases in the child care setting and is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Major topics covered include common bloodborne diseases, universal precautions, and other safety practices.

“The health and welfare of our children is important and taking courses, such as this one, equip child care professionals with knowledge that promotes their own growth and that of the children and families they serve,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This specific course, presented in a convenient online format, provides excellent information from OSHA on how to reduce the spread of preventative diseases in childhood settings.”

This one-hour, beginner-level training is available as a trial course to new users for CCEI account creation in August and grants 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current students with active, unlimited subscriptions can enroll in this course at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase this child care training course anytime through online enrollment.

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.