ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), one of the largest online training providers for early childhood education professionals, is pleased to introduce two new Texas-specific courses covering the Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers.
The Standards, which were developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) with assistance from child care operators, parents and other experts in a variety of fields, provides guidance on the requirements that must be followed for child care operation permit holders.
TXMIN101: Texas Minimum Standards for Caregivers Instructional Plan, which is a two-hour beginner-level course, covers the minimum standards that apply to caregivers and provides information and best practices as recommended by Texas Health and Human Services. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to recognize qualifications, general responsibilities and professional development requirements for caregivers; meet basic care requirements for children in a child care setting; understand the developmental needs of children; and more.
TXMIN102: Texas Minimum Standards for Directors Instructional Plan, which is a three-hour beginner-level course, covers the minimum standards for directors and provides general information and the latest best practices from Texas Health and Human Services. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to recognize qualifications, general responsibilities and professional development requirements for directors; identify the four critical aspects of the inspection process; understand responsibilities for permit holders, including rules regarding notification of state agencies and families; and more.
“All child care providers need to be aware of best practices and standards for maintaining a child care center, and we’re excited to offer Texas directors and caregivers access to these new courses,” says Leslie Coleman, Education Director of CCEI. “Our coursework is specifically designed to meet the education needs of practitioners in a range of settings, and these new offerings will ensure professionals in the Lone Star state are equipped with what they need to manage successful centers.”
Since its founding in 2005, CCEI has launched courses on more than 150 topics to meet state licensure and Head Start requirements, as well as online certificate programs for nationally recognized credentials, including the Child Development Associate (CDA).
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About ChildCare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 500 hours of English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start Requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI, a Council for Professional Recognition CDA Gold Standard™ training provider, is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).