Duluth, GA/ January 11, 2012 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 600,000 professional development hours and over 4,200 certificate programs online.

As CCEI enters its seventh year of offering quality online coursework for the child care industry, students continue to appreciate the competency-based, self-paced coursework that allows them to fulfill their training requirements at home, work, or anywhere they have Internet access. Organizations and individuals across the country choose CCEI for its professional development courses and certificate programs. In addition to adding many new industry-relevant courses to the catalog throughout the year, CCEI recently introduced a national industry credential, the Early Childhood Credential, recognized by industry leaders as a stepping stone to an early childhood degree.

“CCEI continues to be a top provider in the early care industry for educating staff. We’re proud to provide high-quality, convenient, affordable education programs to educators and administrators as they work to provide a firm foundation for our nation’s children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute.

All CCEI certificate programs and courses are available at www.cceionline.edu. Training hours may be purchased individually or as part of an annual individual or center-based subscription for unlimited access to the Professional Development Course Catalog.