Duluth, GA/ May 6, 2010 – In honor of Provider Appreciation Day, child care staff can access CCEI’s professional development library, at no cost.

Provider Appreciation Day began in 1996 and is a special day designated to recognize the tireless efforts of child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children. Between May 6 and May 16, child care staff can log in to CCEI’s learning management system at www.cceionline.edu and use promotion code PAD2010 when prompted. Students will then have access to over 100 online professional development courses, available in English and Spanish. Completed courses are awarded IACET CEUs and may be eligible for college credit.

“ChildCare Education Institute is committed to recognizing child care providers who work continuously to provide the highest-quality care to young children. This opportunity allows child care providers to try online training, at no cost. By completing coursework, they not only advance their education but also increase the quality of care they provide to children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute.