ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Course on How to Market Your Child Care Center for Increased Enrollment and Retention


Duluth, GA/ March 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course in the marketing series, CCEI975B – Successfully Marketing Your Program, Part 2: Enrollment and Retention.

Child care centers operate in highly competitive markets and on tight budgets. Attracting new customers, and retaining existing customers, is absolutely essential for program success. In this course, students will learn strategies for generating leads, following up on inquiries, and building families’ ongoing satisfaction and loyalty. Students can register for this course through their CCEI account. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and receive a printable Certificate of Completion.

“Child care centers are always concerned about enrollment and customer satisfaction, but even more so in a tough economy. Effective marketing can make a huge difference in the success of any business, particularly that of child care operations. This course gives center staff and management essential tools to attract and retain appropriate customers for their programs,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Offers Online Music in Early Childhood Course at No Cost in Recognition of “Music in Our Schools Month”

Duluth, GA/ March 2, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited, IACET CEU granting, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers the online course CHD100: Music in Early Childhood at no cost for the month of March, in honor of Music in Our Schools Month.

CHD100 was written by well-known author and national trainer, Rae Pica. This online course examines the role of music in a child’s development. It addresses how quality and variety influence selection, music’s impact on moods and behaviors, and the musical elements young children can and should experience. It also provides developmentally appropriate musical selections and activities. Go to www.cceionline.edu, select Click Here for Current Promotions, and follow instructions to take advantage of this promotion. There is no cost to set up an account and instructions are provided. This course is worth 0.1 IACET CEU and allows students to print a certificate of completion immediately.

“Music in the early childhood curriculum can have a tremendous impact on children’s creativity and cultural awareness, as well as physical and social development. CCEI continues to work with experts in the field to bring educators high-quality, relevant continuing education options that they can use to improve their skills,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course on the Eco-Friendly Child Care Center

Duluth, GA/ February 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course, The Eco-Friendly Child Care Center, Green Lifestyle and Environmental Health.

Health and safety issues resulting from exposure to environmental hazards are an increasing concern in the child care setting. In this course, child care providers can learn strategies for reducing environmental risks and promoting a “green” lifestyle in order to conserve precious resources and ensure the long-term health of young children. Students can register for this course through their CCEI account. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and receive a printable Certificate of Completion.

“Early childhood professionals are encouraged to promote a ‘green’ lifestyle to reduce exposure to potentially harmful conditions and maintain a healthy, safe child care environment. Children have an increased chance of achieving overall wellbeing now and throughout life if eco-friendly practices are encouraged from an early age,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Offers Online Oral Health Course at No Cost in Recognition of “National Children’s Dental Health Month”

Duluth, GA/ February 2, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers the online course Early Childhood Oral Health at no cost for the month of February, in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Oral hygiene is vital for overall wellness at any age, and promoting proper care habits in early childhood should be a part of every provider’s curriculum. This online course on children’s oral health addresses the importance of early and consistent oral health care for young children. The course also teaches early care providers to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay, as well as promotes strategies for encouraging good oral hygiene in the classroom and home environments. Students can go to www.cceionline.edu, select Click Here for Current Promotions, and follow instructions to take advantage of this promotion. There is no cost to set up an account and detailed instructions are provided online. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and be able to print a certificate of completion.

“Children are far more likely to maintain effective oral hygiene when proper techniques are incorporated into the early care curriculum. CCEI’s course on oral health is an asset to the professional development library, and an additional opportunity for CCEI students to gain knowledge on a critical issue,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course Focused on Dealing with Attention Deficit Disorders in the Early Childhood Classroom!


Duluth, GA/January 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Roughly 10 percent of children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention disorders. Early care providers and teachers play important roles in helping to manage and improve educational outcomes for the millions of children and families affected by these disorders. It is important that child care providers understand the symptoms, subtypes, and common treatment strategies associated with attention disorders. A wide variety of classroom modifications may be made to accommodate for attention disorders, but successful outcomes require patience, careful planning, and cooperation with families and medical professionals.

“The course on attention disorders is an important addition to CCEI’s professional development library, and yet another opportunity for CCEI students to gain knowledge on a current industry-wide issue. Teachers are far more effective in helping individual children achieve their full potential if they have received specific, relevant training,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Students Complete Over 400,000 Online Professional Development Courses

Duluth, GA/January 5, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce that CCEI students have completed over 400,000 courses of online professional development.

For more than five years, ChildCare Education Institute has offered child care professionals a convenient online option to meet state and center training requirements. CCEI extends several opportunities to early childhood caregivers, including an extensive professional development course library and certificate programs. In addition, CCEI students can articulate coursework into a degree program with one of our college partners. Our students appreciate that courses are available online, accessible any time and any place with an Internet connection. Annual subscriptions are only $99 and allow unlimited access to a wide range of topics, including Classroom Management, Social/Emotional Development, Health and Safety, and Director Management Development, and many others.

“We are proud to have hit this milestone and provided quality training to so many early care professionals. We will continue to add new, relevant courses that help educators improve the level of care they provide,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute.

In honor of this, CCEI is offering $20 off the individual subscription prices. Purchase an individual Professional Development Subscription for only $79 ($20 off the regular price) and get unlimited access to over 100 courses for an entire year! This is a limited time promotion and expires on January 15, 2011.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces Articulation Agreement with University of Phoenix

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance education institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce an articulation agreement with University of Phoenix.

CCEI students who complete CDA, CDA Renewal, Director’s Certificate or FCCPC Certificate programs may articulate up to four (4) semester hours of Interdisciplinary/Elective Credit to University of Phoenix through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Additionally, students completing CCEI professional development may articulate their training as elective credit. Thirty (30) hours of training is equivalent to one (1) hour of elective credit. Students must submit an official CCEI transcript when applying to University of Phoenix.

To articulate credit into a University of Phoenix degree program, CCEI graduates should contact the Prior Learning Assessment department at 866.440.4707 or visit www.ecampus.phoenix.edu/pla. Students interested in CCEI certificate programs or professional development courses should contact CCEI’s Admissions Department at 1.800.499.9907.

“As requirements for child care staff increase, educational partnerships open up opportunities for early childhood teachers to meet their goals, which increasingly include a college degree,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

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University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. During the quarter ended August 31, 2010, 470,800 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course, SPN101: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Duluth, GA/ October 19, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the addition of SPN101: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Roughly 1 out of 110 children in the United States are diagnosed with one of several conditions labeled as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Specific ASD conditions include autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder. In nearly all cases, symptoms—which range from mild to severe across all developmental domains—appear in early childhood, before the age of three. Therefore, it is imperative that child care professionals learn the basic facts about ASD, as well as common practices for meeting individual children’s developmental needs and helping them adapt to the classroom setting.

“This new course is another example of CCEI offering relevant and current courses to our students. The more educators know about the children in their care, the better equipped they are to address their developmental needs,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO.

ChildCare Education Institute is Approved by Missouri to Provide Online Training to Child Care Professionals

Duluth, GA/ October 4, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is approved by Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Child Care Regulation, to provide online child care training to the state’s early childhood professionals. Missouri currently requires child care staff to earn a minimum of 12 professional development clock hours per calendar year. Now, six (6) of those hours may be earned by taking CCEI’s online coursework. Additionally, ChildCare Education Institute’s CDA Program may be used to fulfill the education requirements for the CDA National Credentialing Program required by the Council for Professional Recognition.

CCEI professional development courses cover topics pertinent to the child care industry. Course categories include Health and Safety, Nutrition and Food Service, Child Development, Classroom Management, Guidance and Discipline, and more. For those who have never tried online learning, CCEI offers a trial course at no charge. This is a one clock-hour course that awards 0.1 IACET CEU.

“CCEI is now approved to provide online child care training in 47 states and the District of Columbia,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI is committed to providing high-quality online training to early care and education professionals who make a difference every day in the lives of young children in Missouri.”