ChildCare Education Institute: 
The Industry Leader for Online Professional Development 

Whether you are looking to take one online child care training course or a set of courses, complete a certificate program or earn your Child Development Associate (CDA), ChildCare Education Institute has courses for you. CCEI has helped hundreds of thousands of child care professionals across the country just like you. Let us help you reach your professional development goals and join our distinguished family of CCEI alumni today.

Your college degree is that much closer

Thanks to ChildCare Education Institute and StraighterLine’s partnership, you are eligible for college credit with certification programs and can take affordable, online college courses to accelerate your path to an early childhood education degree.

Graduated over 56,000 early childhood education professionals from CDA and other child care certificate programs.
CDA Certification
Other Child Care Certifications

Why Choose CCEI’s CDA Program over Others?

  • Council for Professional Recognition Partner
  • Access to Education Coach support
  • Self-paced – you have a year to complete but can do faster if your schedule permits
  • Training meets The Council for Professional Recognition’s content area requirements
  • Prepares students for The Council’s credentialing assessment process
  • IACET CEUs awarded for completed training
Play video to find out how our CDA Certification Courses can help you.

ChildCare Education Institute: Student Satisfaction Scores

Student Satisfaction is extremely important to CCEI. All students are given an exit survey upon program completion. Below are CCEI’s online class scores on key questions. View more scores 


Rated CCEI
excellent or good


Rated CCEI’s online
learning system as
excellent or good



Would recommend
CCEI to others


Were satisfied with
their studies

How Is Online Learning at CCEI Different?

Taking courses through CCEI’s distance education is a great way to accomplish professional development objectives, while maintaining a full or a part-time job and a busy family schedule. CCEI online distance learning offers the convenience of taking coursework from work, home, a library or anywhere internet access is available. Our accredited child care courses are a great option for students with busy schedules that may prevent them from attending more traditional scheduled in-person training. CCEI early childhood classes online are self-paced, allowing students to take them at any time. Many of CCEI’s students take child care training courses in the evenings, after their households settle in and on weekends. These students also save on gas and babysitting costs that often come with commuting to a traditional school environment. Learn more about CCEI’s accredited child care courses today!

Watch how CCEI has helped child care professionals in their professional development journey just like you with our convenient early childhood education classes online.

CCEI Testimonials

Jody M.
Greenwood Village, CO

Queen J.
Atlanta, GA

Michael G.
Houston, TX


Not Sure Online Training is Right for You?
Take a Trial Course on Us Today!

psst…. you get to test drive our platform for free!