CCEI’s National Accreditation is Renewed

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to announce it has been awarded renewal of accreditation by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognized accrediting agency.

Following a comprehensive evaluation of CCEI and its programs, which included an extensive Self Evaluation Report, feedback from the Examining Committee’s on-site visit, and evaluation of CCEI’s curriculum by Subject Matter Experts, the Accrediting Commission of the DETC awarded CCEI a renewal of accreditation without conditions for a five-year period. CCEI was found to meet or exceed the Commission’s standards for accreditation.

DETC accreditation provides students, educators, institutions, and the public a reputable indicator of CCEI’s continued commitment to the education and professional development of teachers and management staff.

“Accreditation by DETC is a reliable indicator of the value and quality of distance education that an institution offers,” stated Leah Matthews, DETC Executive Director. “In receiving renewal of accreditation, CCEI has demonstrated its commitment to educational standards and ethical business practices that assure quality, accountability, and improvement of higher education.”

For more information on programs, training subscriptions, or ChildCare Education Institute, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Get 20% More for Your Money with CCEI’s Center-Based Professional Development Subscriptions

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to announce a new Turnover Provision for eligible Center-Based Subscription holders.

Effective immediately, all eligible Center-Based Subscription holders will have access to an additional 20 in licenses to accommodate staff turnover. This means, a center with an eligible 20-user Center-Based Subscription will have access to an additional four (4) licenses for their current subscription year and a center with an eligible 50-user Center-Based Subscription will have access to an additional 10 licenses for their current subscription year. Once the original licenses have been allocated, the turnover licenses will be activated and available for assignment by the administrator.

“The turnover provision gives administrators more for their money,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We realize that turnover is an issue for this industry and have added this feature to help our customers out when turnover occurs.”

CCEI’s Center-Based Subscriptions are among the most cost-effective and feature-rich options in the online childcare training industry. With subscription packages suitable for small and large centers, CCEI offers access to 100+ high-quality training courses, in English and Spanish, access to a searchable library of over 10,000 activities and offers administrative features for administrators, all for as little as $20 per user. The Center-Based Subscription allows users to learn from a leading distance training provider in child care, while saving administrators time and money.

Center-Based Subscriptions are available for online enrollment now. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Professional Development for Early Care and Education Professionals: Creating a Reflective Practice

Infants & Toddlers

Professional development is important to your ability to meet the needs of the children in your care. In addition to the reflection questions included in the main article here, you can also ask yourself variations of reflection questions like the ones below:

    • How important is my role in the development of the infants and toddlers in my care?
    • Could I easily explain how children’s language skills develop to a parent or family member?
    • Have I designed a program that is responsive to the individual and cultural needs of the children?
    • Have I established reciprocal relationships with the families of each child in my care?
    • Is my physical environment as safe as it could be for the children in my care?


Here are some topics that may help you in your work with infants and toddlers:

  • CCEI900: Safety in the Infant/Toddler Classroom
  • CCEI670: Bright Beginnings: Age Appropriate Activities for Infants and Toddlers
  • CCEI810: Brain Development and Learning: What Every Early Care and Education Professional Should Know
  • CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills
  • CUR107: Understanding the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R)

CCEI Introduces Activities Library as Added Benefit for Center-Based Professional Development Subscribers

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to introduce an exciting new feature to its Center-Based Professional Development Subscriptions.

Effective immediately, CCEI users enrolled in Center-Based Professional Development Subscriptions have access to a new Activities Library. The Library offers over 10,000 unique and interactive activities for children from birth through kindergarten. Through a partnership with iActive Learning, these activities provide CCEI students a terrific resource to supplement any early learning curriculum. The Activities Library is user friendly and can be searched easily by using a keyword or basic filter options. Filter options include age group, content area, interaction, topic, or development area, allowing for quick and easy access to activities that meet a wide variety of needs. Once an activity is selected, the instructions can be printed in PDF format and immediately used in the classroom.

“The new Activities Library is an exciting and effective resource to enhance the online learning experience for our students,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This is another example of CCEI’s commitment to our customers and passion for the early childcare industry.”

“We are proud to partner with CCEI, the leading provider of distance learning coursework for the early care industry,” said Blair Ingle, iActive CEO. “We are all about adding resources for educators and this partnership gives us the avenue to do so.”

Center-Based Subscribers may utilize the Activities Library at no additional cost to their subscription. In addition to the new Activities Library, CCEI’s Center-Based Subscriptions come equipped with administrative features, individual accounts, and access to 100+ online childcare training courses.

CCEI training coursework is self-paced, which allows students the ability to maintain a work-life balance by completing courses at a time that is most convenient for them. For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.