CCEI Announces Professional Development Partnership with Becker’s School Supplies

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a professional development partnership with Becker’s School Supplies.

Effective immediately, Becker’s School Supplies is an official distributor of CCEI Professional Development subscriptions. CCEI center-based and individual subscriptions will now be available for purchase through the Becker’s School Supplies website. These subscriptions provide access to 100+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet state licensing and Head Start requirements.

“Becker’s School Supplies is a dependable and well-respected advocate of early childcare education,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This partnership offers another avenue for CCEI to provide quality training to the early care and education industry.”

Becker’s School Supplies shares CCEI’s commitment to the childcare industry. Becker’s provides schools, child care programs, and other educational facilities with quality educational materials, furnishings, and equipment. Becker’s offers convenient shopping on the web, through their catalog, or at any of their 8 retail stores located throughout PA, NJ, and DE.

According to George J. Becker, president of Becker’s School Supplies, this new partnership is a great step forward for the company. “Our customers have come to rely on Becker’s for quality products and superior customer service and they now will have access to first-rate professional development through these online training courses. As our customers learn about best practices and the latest research in the field, they become better consumers and we become a better company!”

Early Childhood Online Training from CCEI Promotes the Need for Advocacy in the Child Care Industry

mom and daughter hugging outsideChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI963: Advocacy for The Center, Parents, Children, and Staff as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June in recognition of Professional Wellness Month.

Dedicated early childhood professionals engage in advocacy on a number of levels in order to promote policies and practices that improve the lives of young children and their families. Important issues include increased access to preschool for low income families, improved special needs services, child abuse prevention, toy safety, and children’s health. This course examines the many ways in which early childhood professionals can advocate for their center, parents, children, and staff. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to define the role of an early childhood advocate, the steps required for successful advocacy, and list the requirements to organize a successful advocacy campaign.

“Effective advocacy can make a tremendous impact on the children while potentially opening new, exciting career paths for childcare professionals,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course offers a blueprint of how to become a child advocate, and the importance of supporting the rights of our children and their families.”

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