Get Child Care Training on Caring for Infants and Toddlers with CCEI Online Professional Development

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to provide a wide selection of online training courses to support the dynamic needs of Infant and Toddler teachers and caregivers in the early care and education industry.

The first three years are critical to a child’s development. Infants and toddlers need special care and guidance to ensure optimal physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. Research shows that the quality of care an infant or toddler receives has a direct impact on the child’s future. CCEI offers a wide selection of Infant and Toddler courses to give caregivers the information to apply research-based, developmentally appropriate practices to promote the safety, health, and happiness for our youngest children. Topics include Brain Development, Positive Guidance, Curriculum, Safety, Early Language and Literacy Development, Overview of the ITERS-R Rating Scale, and more. Infant and Toddler Care courses range from one to three clock-hours, and each clock-hour awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion.

“The first three years is the most important developmental time period in a child’s life,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “It is critical that those caring for infants and toddlers understand this and have the framework to provide the best care and support to children in their early years.”

These Infant and Toddler Care courses are available for online enrollment now. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Union Institute & University and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) Announce Articulation Agreement


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce an articulation agreement with Union Institute & University.

Effective immediately, students who successfully complete the CCEI Early Childhood Credential may articulate 12 semester hours of credit towards a bachelor’s degree at Union Institute & University. In addition, students who successfully complete the CCEI Online Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate receive 10 semester hours of credit toward their bachelor’s degree at Union Institute & University. Those who complete the CCEI Online Instructor Supported CDA Certificate may articulate eight semester hours of credit.

“Online education continues to offer great opportunities for early childhood educators to improve their knowledge and skills in a flexible learning environment,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This articulation agreement with Union Institute & University supports educators throughout the early childhood industry as they move up the career ladder.”

Union Institute & University shares CCEI’s commitment to offering a flexible approach to online education. Union Institute & University academic programs are designed to meet unique learning styles and varying personal schedules. Combining traditional learning with learning outside the classroom, a Union education offers students the choice of online and low-residency degree options.

“It is an honor and a great opportunity for Union to collaborate with ChildCare Education Institute, particularly during our 50th anniversary year,” said Union Institute & University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Nelson Soto. “Union has a legacy of serving adult learners who transform lives and communities. We look forward to serving CCEI students as they further their education and contribute to society in this very

Understanding the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) Course Now Available through CCEI Online Training

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce CUR108: Understanding the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) to the online child care training course catalog.

This course provides an introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and is intended primarily for childcare practitioners. This course presents essential information to teachers and administrators about what ECERS observers are looking for and how the ECERS can be used as a guide to help improve the quality and effectiveness of a program. Course participants will learn to identify strategies and methods for improving the quality of care in every aspect of the learning environment, such as promoting early literacy and reasoning skills, maintaining developmentally appropriate play spaces, and ensuring high-quality supervision, discipline & guidance, and staff-child interactions.

“The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale is a critical and widely used tool for measuring the quality of an early childhood program,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides an overview and specific strategies to help childcare providers better understand the ECERS guidelines. The result is more informed practitioners and improved learning environments for our children.”

This four-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.4 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.

Early Childhood Online Training from CCEI Provides Key Practices for Child Transportation

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers ADM103: Basic Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May in recognition of Youth Traffic Safety Month.

Transporting children in a vehicle is a huge responsibility that must be taken seriously. Traffic accidents are unpredictable, but we can take precautions to ensure the safest environment possible for children and other passengers. This course presents recommended practices and policies for the safe, developmentally appropriate transport of young children to and from child care centers. Information is based primarily on federal safety standards, which are generally used as the basis for state standards. Topics include staff training and support; recommended vehicle types and maintenance routines; child passenger restraint systems; operating procedures and practices; safe loading and unloading procedures; field trip safety, and more.

“Safety is at the forefront of responsibility for child care providers and parents alike, especially when it comes to transporting children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides essential information on the safest and most effective practices to ensure children’s safety while traveling.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in May. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

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