Fisher College 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 Fisher College. .

Effective immediately, Fisher College will accept up to a maximum of 120 clock hours from ChildCare Education Institute students. Every 20 clock hours completed will be equivalent to one (1) elective credit which allows up to a maximum of six (6) transfer elective credits into the Bachelor of Human Service program with an Early Childhood concentration at Fisher College.

“Early childcare training continues to provide crucial opportunities for individuals to improve their skills and provide the proper development and growth of young children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This articulation agreement with Fisher College supports educators throughout the early childhood industry to continue their career development and expand their knowledge as they enter the early childhood education job market.”

Fisher College is an independent, non-profit educational institution approved by The Board of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and authorized to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and various certificates. Fisher College improves lives by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and professional pursuits.

“We are very pleased to have established a relationship that truly benefits the students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program through Fisher College,” said Dr. Thomas McGovern, president of Fisher College. “By removing barriers to progressive matriculation, we believe we can help fulfill the College’s mission of expanding academic opportunity.”

Technology and Digital Media in Early Childhood Covered in Online Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CHD103: The Child’s Digital Universe: Technology and Digital Media in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of January.

Technology and Digital Media have quickly become a part of most early childhood programs and schools. It’s important to make sure the ever changing landscape of technology and interactive media is used effectively and safely when it comes to young children. This course presents the latest research and recommendations regarding children’s use of technology and digital media, and the ways in which digital devices are reshaping childhood and early childhood education. Participants will learn to identify types of digital media, define and identify the significance of the digital divide, demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a good digital citizen, and more.

“Digital media is steadily becoming a fixture in early childhood classrooms, and it’s important that childcare providers are properly trained on its effective uses” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides helpful information for early childhood professionals to both regulate and integrate technology in the early childhood environment.”

This intermediate-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in January. 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.