The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) and CCEI Announce Partnership

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).

Effective immediately, CCEI is the official host of the new Online National Administrator Credential (NAC). The CCEI Online NECPA National Administrator Credential® (NAC)® is approved by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) to provide Directors and early childhood professionals the required clock hours of training needed to obtain the National Administrator Credential. The program is broken into ten instructional units. These units focus on the ten areas of competency required to manage a child care center. Each student in the Online National Administrator Credential certificate program receives support from an Education Coach (EC). Each EC is an Early Childhood specialist and has previous experience as an administrator in a child care center, school, or early childhood environment.

Upon satisfactorily completing the Online National Administrator Credential certificate program, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the required elements of an effective organization, describe the various types of early childhood care and education available to families in the community, identify local, state, and federal rules and regulations that affect early education programs, demonstrate the ability to develops internal and external systems to ensure compliance with local , state, and national codes, and much more!

“This alliance with the NECPA offers the NAC Credential to a wider audience of early care professionals, which in turn benefits the education and growth of young children across the country,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI Offers Online Training for Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September.

Food allergies are on the rise in the United States and continue to be a public health concern. More than 3 million children in the U.S have food allergies, a number that has doubled since 2002. This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the center’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and staff who suffer from food allergies, identify the eight major food allergens, list the theories associated with the rise in food allergies, and identify the importance of food labeling and packaging.

“Child food allergies are a critical topic that all childcare providers should be properly trained and educated on,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides key insight into the different types of food allergies, and the best steps to take to provide the safest environment possible for young children.”

This one-hour training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in September. 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, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.