ChildCare Education Institute Announces Partnership Agreement with Rio Salado College

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to announce an agreement with Rio Salado College to accept CCEI non-credit coursework through Rio Salado’s Credit by Evaluation for Prior Learning Transcription process.

Effective immediately, students completing the CCEI Director and CDA Certificate Programs may receive six (6) credit hours toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in the Early Learning and Development program or an Academic Certificate (AC) in the Early Childhood Education program at Rio Salado College. Students completing a CCEI CDA Certificate Program may receive three (3) credit hours toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in the Early Childhood Administration and Management program or a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Child and Family Organization Management and Administration program. Students must submit an official certificate of completion and transcript from CCEI when applying to Rio Salado’s certificate or degree programs.

“Partnership agreements like these help early childhood practitioners meet their continuing education requirements and educational goals,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI graduates wanting to transfer credits into Rio Salado College early childhood programs should contact Gidget Poler in the Rio Salado’s Office of Admissions and Records, at or 1.800.729.1197. Students interested in enrolling in CCEI’s certificate programs or professional development courses should contact the CCEI Admissions Department at 1.800.499.9907.

About Rio Salado College
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