ChildCare Education Institute and Cosiani Announce Partnership to Provide Professional Development

Duluth, GA/ May 25, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, and Cosiani, a cooperative serving children and families in Puerto Rico, announce their partnership to provide child care staff in Puerto Rico with online professional development training in Spanish.

The training offered includes over 100 online, Spanish professional development courses that address topics such as Health and Safety, Nutrition and Food Service, Curriculum, Child Development, and others pertinent to the child care industry. In addition, a CDA Certificate program is available in Spanish to meet the training requirement to obtain the Child Development Associate Credential.

“CCEI has always served the Spanish-speaking child care workforce with educational programs in Spanish as well as bi-lingual faculty to support those students. Cosiani provides resources to the child care workforce in Puerto Rico. This partnership brings two organizations together to increase the quality of the child care workforce in Puerto Rico’ said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

For information or to enroll in CCEI programs, contact Cosiani at 787.274.1998 or by email at

About Cosiani

The Cooperative of Integral Services for Children (COSIANI) was established in 2006 under the Puerto Rico General Law of Social Cooperatives. Cosiani’s mission is to provide services that strengthen its members serving the children, families, professionals, and institutions of early childhood in Puerto Rico.