Duluth, GA/ January 24, 2012 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution, is proud to announce an articulation agreement with Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation.
Kaplan University will accept transfer credit towards a Kaplan online degree program for the following CCEI certificate programs: Online College Credit Eligible CDA Certificate; Online Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate – English and FCCPC Spanish (up to 15 credits total in Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Planning; Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Development; Child Safety, Nutrition, and Health); Online Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate – English and Spanish CDA (up to 10 credits total in Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Development; Child Safety, Nutrition, and Health; and two quarter credits towards an open elective); Online National Administrator Credential (NAC) Certificate (up to seven and a half credits towards an open elective); and Online Director’s Certificate (up to six credits towards an open elective).
“The articulation agreement with Kaplan University encourages providers to further their education, thus improving their skills and qualifications. Articulation agreements like this one promote the concept of transferability to open doors for the early care workforce to move up the ladder toward higher education,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.
Connie Bosse, Vice President for Kaplan University’s Arts, Education and Health programs, said: “Kaplan University’s online degree programs can serve as an extension of the services provided by CCEI. Child care professionals interested in expanding their CCEI course work into a degree program will find that Kaplan’s online classroom provides the same flexibility associated with their professional development courses, along with the quality and rigor of a regionally accredited university.”