Online Child Care Training:
Staff Training & Certification


Professional Development Training for Teachers

CCEI offers professionals 200+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements. The coursework offered by CCEI is used to meet the educational needs of practitioners in a range of settings, including family child care, preschool, prekindergarten, childcare centers, and more. Online child care training courses offered by CCEI cover topics applicable to the child care industry.

Online Child Care Training Courses

Child Development Associate

Child Care Staff Certification Programs

CCEI provides several online child care staff certification program options that meet the training requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition’s Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and CDA Renewal. Additionally, CCEI provides online certificate programs including the Director’s Certificate, state-specific certificate programs, such as the Florida Child Care Professional’s Credential (FCCPC), Georgia Director’s Certificate, and several others. Programs are designed around the diverse needs of students. Certificate programs of study are self-paced, and CCEI provides access to an Education Coach and customer support services to deliver assistance, encouragement, and feedback throughout the duration of programs.

Need to know if your state accepts CCEI’s coursework?

Some of the child care staff training material presented in these child care staff certification courses may differ from the specific child care center requirements of state or local regulatory agencies and other compliance organizations. Some jurisdictions also limit the number of courses per day or course hours that will be recognized for licensing or other child care requirements. Please check with your child care center director or regulatory office(s) to ensure the courses you plan to take will satisfy the requirement(s) for which you are taking them.

Click on your state for a list of the main regulatory bodies who approve or accept coursework in the early childhood field and how CCEI’s online classes may be accepted there.

How Do I Get Started?

You have three options for purchasing child development classes online

Individual or
Block Hours

Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.

  • 1-10 Hours: $15 per hour

  • 11-49 Hours: $14 per hour

  • 50 Hour Block: $650

  • 125 Hour Block: $1,500

  • 225 Hour Block: $2,475

Individual Annual Subscription

For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.

Child Care Center-Based Subscription

The Child Care Center-Based Annual Subscription is the most manageable, accessible and cost-effective method for a center to provide its staff with training to meet annual licensing professional development needs. CCEI offers two child care center-based subscriptions:
  • $499/year

  • $999/year

With the 50-user option, staff can receive access to annual training for just $20 per person.

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