ChildCare Education Institute Announces Articulation Agreement with Ashford University

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce today an articulation agreement with Ashford University.

The articulation agreement allows CCEI students the opportunity to transfer credits earned to Ashford University. CCEI students graduating from the Child Development Associate (CDA) program and CDA-equivalent programs shall be permitted to transfer courses for eight (8) units of credit at Ashford University in the following: three (3) credits for ECE 101, three (3) credits for ECE 214, and two (2) elective credits. In addition, CCEI students completing professional development courses also have the opportunity to transfer credit to Ashford University. Under the terms of the Ashford University transfer credit policy, fifteen (15) clock hours of completed CCEI professional development coursework translates to one (1) unit of elective credit at Ashford University.

“Ashford University and ChildCare Education Institute enter into this articulation agreement in the spirit of cooperation and to mutually recognize each other as quality institutions of higher learning. Each institution is dedicated to serving students from diverse populations,” said David Vande Pol, Ashford University’s Senior Director of Academic Partnerships.

ChildCare Education Institute graduates who are interested in articulating credit into Ashford University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood should contact the Ashford Admissions Department. Students interested in enrolling in ChildCare Education Institute CDA programs or professional development courses should contact the ChildCare Education Institute Admissions Department.

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus. Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutions. Its tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”(SM). For more information, please visit or contact Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 1.858.513.9240 ext. 2513.

ChildCare Education Institute Online Professional Development Completions Reach 1,400,000

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 1,400,000 professional development hours and over 6,200 certificate programs online.

CCEI has offered high-quality online child care training since 2005. Students continue to appreciate the competency-based, self-paced coursework that allows them to fulfill their training requirements at home, work, or anywhere they have Internet access. CCEI online professional development training courses are open for enrollment at any time and IACET CEU credit is awarded upon successful completion. Child care establishments, out of school time providers, associations, administrators, and individuals choose CCEI for continuing education, and to remain updated on relevant topics and recommendations for best practices. In addition to the new industry-relevant courses added to the catalog throughout the year, CCEI also has articulation agreements with universities across the country, which provide a bridge from CCEI online certificate programs to early childhood degree programs.

“CCEI continues to be a leader of online professional development in the early childcare education industry,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We will continue to introduce new and improved professional development coursework and strive to meet the needs of practitioners and administrators throughout the childcare industry.”

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

CCEI Offers Classroom Management Strategies in Online Training Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers GUI101: Classroom Management as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of January in recognition of National Get Organized Month.

The goal of this course is to provide teachers with systems and strategies to manage the classroom effectively, and optimize student learning. This course provides a range of strategies and practices for promoting appropriate behavior, positive social and emotional development, and a productive, effective learning environment. Strategies are designed mainly for grades preK-3 (ages 4 to 8) but most strategies are appropriate for work with any age group, grades preK-12. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to identify aspects of effective praise and encouragement, define mutual interaction, and demonstrate an understanding of positive guidance strategies for promoting appropriate behavior.

“Behavior management can be a very challenging task for early child care providers,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides key strategies and routines to help build a productive classroom, while also offering important guidelines to dealing with challenging behavior.”

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 or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.