Get Comprehensive Child Care Training on Relevant Topics with CCEI Online Mini-Certificates

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to provide a wide selection of Online Mini-Certificate Programs of Study in the Online Certificate Catalogin order to support the dynamic needs of the early care and education industry.

Online mini-certificate programs help meet continuing education requirements for professional roles, programs, and associations in child care. Certificate topics include: Staff Leadership, Communication, Inclusion, Mandated Reporting, Fitness, Marketing, Curriculum, and more. Most mini certificates contain practical application exercises, so participants can both learn and apply that knowledge with focused training in a single core topic area. Refer to individual program details for additional information. Mini certificates range from five to twelve clock-hours, and each clock-hour awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion.

“Many states encourage providers to take courses longer than one hour so that they get deep information on one topic instead of top level information on many topics,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Our mini certificates are designed for that purpose giving educators varying options to fulfill their professional development needs.”

These mini-certificate training programs are available for online enrollment now. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

CCEI Students Have A Few Words to Share about Their Online Child Care Training Learning Experience

We pride ourselves in the quality with which we deliver professional development and service to our customers. But don’t take our word for it…below are some recent comments from our students…

“Every course was interesting and made me excited to learn more about early childhood development. I would recommend CCEI to all prospective students!”
~Mira Loma, CA

“I think all child care providers should take the CCEI Online CDA coursework to help them become more knowledgeable in childcare!”
~Croton, OH

“Without the accessibility of CCEI’s online program, I probably would never be able to do what I do because attending class is not a possibility for me as a full-time teacher and taking care of my family.”
~Clearwater, FL

“My overall experience with my certificate program at ChildCare Education Institute was very positive and informative! I really enjoyed the fact that it was a self-study program, so that I could work at my own pace, and around my busy schedule. I will be recommending this option to others in my field of child development, through the Head Start Program. Thank you for this opportunity!”
~Idaho Falls, ID

“CCEI is a great program for the working people! It allowed me to continue to work full-time while earning my certification.”
~Greenbriar, AR

“I was overwhelmed with trying to finish my classes at a traditional college. When my employer offered CCEI to me, I felt my prayers were answered and they were. I am a single mother who struggled with daycare hours and tuition fees. My employer paid for the course and I was put on an affordable payment plan. Now I am happy to see the fruits of my labor. Thanks for a great program.”
~Carteret, NJ

“CCEI is an excellent way to renew the Florida Director’s Credential! I enjoyed working at my own pace. I will certainly take another class soon!”
~Saint Petersburg, FL

For more information regarding CCEI online professional development and certificate programs, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

Introduction to the ITERS-R Now Available through CCEI Online Training Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce CUR107: Introduction to Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scales (ITERS-R) to the online child care training course catalog.

This intermediate-level course provides an introduction to the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) and is intended primarily for childcare practitioners (teachers and administrators) whose programs are or may be subject to quality ratings by program monitors, regulatory agencies, researchers, or other formal observers, as well as anyone considering the use of ITERS or other rating scales to evaluate their own program or classroom. Students will receive immediate, unrestricted access to course documentation once the course exam is finalized with a score of 70% or better.

“CCEI’s latest course provides an introduction to the ITERS environmental rating tool,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course will benefit those considering using this tool as well as those about to begin an assessment.”

This two-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.2 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

Early Childhood Assessment Online Training Supports Developmental Wellness in Youth

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) specializes in providing online training and certificates, child care registry development, and administrative solutions for the early care and education industry. As a leading distance training provider in child care, CCEI offers professionals 100+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements. Coursework offered by CCEI is used to meet the education needs of practitioners in a range of settings, including family child care, preschool, prekindergarten, childcare centers, and more. In addition to professional development, CCEI offers online certificate programs that help meet the coursework requirements for national credentials, such as the Child Development Associate, Online Director Credentials, Early Childhood Credential, renewals, custom programs, and other continuing education options.

Currently, CCEI has provided over [courseHourCompletions] hours of online coursework and has graduated more than [studentsGraduated] early childhood professionals from certificate programs. CCEI also maintains excellent student satisfaction scores and 99.4% of students say they would recommend CCEI to others.

CCEI coursework is delivered through an online learning management system that provides students with user-friendly technology, an engaging distance learning environment, and certificates of documentation available immediately upon completion. The system’s self-paced format automatically saves the last point of completion within a course, allowing users to resume where they left off upon login. The 24/7/365 accessibility helps students enjoy a life-work balance while conveniently continuing their education. Coursework is competency-based, which facilitates information retention, and each successfully completed clock hour awards 0.1 IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Online child care training courses offered by CCEI cover topics applicable to the child care industry. Course categories include Environments and Curriculum, Health and Safety, Family and Parenting, Nutrition and Food Service, Child Development, Inclusion and Special Needs, Guidance and Discipline, Administration and Management, and many others.

CCEI provides several online certificate program options that meet the training requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition’s Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and CDA Renewal. Additionally, CCEI provides the Online Early Childhood Credential (ECC), Online Director Credentials, several state-specific certificate programs, such as the Florida Child Care Professional’s Credential (FCCPC), Texas Director’s Certificate, and several others. Programs are designed around the diverse needs of students. While certificate programs of study are self-paced, CCEI provides access to an Education Coach and customer support services to deliver assistance, encouragement, and feedback throughout the duration of the program.

Custom course hosting, research-based Pinnacle Curriculum®, and the child care workforce management solution RegistryOne® are also offered through CCEI. For additional information, please call 1.800.499.9907.