Duluth, GA/ July 12, 2010 – Child care staff can access 3 hours of CCEI professional development coursework at no cost in honor of National Make a Difference for Children Month.

National Make a Difference for Children Month was started in 2000 by the Hugs and Hope Foundation with the goal of nurturing children and supporting their families during challenging times. In support of this, child care teachers and staff can choose 3 hours of coursework, available in English and Spanish, from the CCEI online professional development library to help them ‘make a difference in a child’s life’. Each completed hour of coursework is awarded 0.1 IACET CEUs and may be eligible for college credit articulation.

“ChildCare Education Institute 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,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “By taking advantage of this training opportunity, providers can continue to improve the quality of the vital services they provide.”

Registering for this great opportunity is easy. Log in to CCEI’s learning management system at www.cceionline.edu, during the month of July, and use promotion code 070810 when prompted.