Duluth, GA/ July 8, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces a partnership with the Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA) to provide online coursework and certificate programs of study for continuing education.

The partnership with GCCA recognizes CCEI as the preferred provider of online early childhood development programs and facilitates GCCA members’ enrollment in CCEI courses and certificates through a customized GCCA online portal. This portal provides members with user-friendly enrollment, access to competency-based, self-paced, online coursework, and the opportunity to fulfill annual Georgia Bright from the Start requirements.

“The partnership with GCCA was created to encourage the successive career ladder steps for Georgia’s early childhood educators and equip them to provide children with the best developmental and educational support. CCEI is pleased to offer educators and directors quality, convenient professional development online,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

“We are excited about this partnership with CCEI to increase professional development opportunities in Georgia with more accessible quality training. The breadth of classes offered provides a multitude of opportunities in early learning domains that will keep educators and administrators coming back for more!” said Carolyn Salvador, Georgia Child Care Association Executive Director.