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Give Yourself the Gift of Time and Your Staff the Gift of Excellence with CCEI’s Online Professional Development Training

As a center director, you juggle a multitude of responsibilities from staffing to enrollment to safety to budgeting and everything in between.  Prioritizing staff training or even training for yourself can sometimes be overwhelming for many reasons whether its accessibility, cost, quality, convenience or a variety of other reasons.  ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) understands your heavy workload and we also know you want the best training available for you, your staff, students and parents.  With CCEI’s nationally accredited, high quality online professional development training options to meet the education needs of practitioners in a range of settings, you are sure to find the perfect option to meet your needs.  Not to mention CCEI’s online certificate programs help meet the coursework requirements for national credentials, such as the Child Development Associate, Director Credentials, Early Childhood Credential, renewals, custom programs, and other continuing education options.  CCEI offers a variety of ways for you to purchase training for yourself or your staff, whether you need one course or a set of courses, complete a certificate program or earn the CDA, ChildCare Education Institute has convenient, cost-effective options for you.

Center-Based Annual Training – Train your staff for an entire year for as little as $20 per staff member

With CCEI’s center-based annual professional development training subscription, you will be able to:

  • Coach staff to a spirit of excellence through courses like classroom management, dealing with aggressive and defiant behavior, etc.
  • Assign courses to one or multiple staff members based on their specific needs
  • Develop an on-boarding training program for new hires – pick classes for new hires to take within the first 30 days of employment, 60 days, and 90 days
  • Offer pre-service, orientation, and in-service training for new and experienced staff
  • Create employee improvement and development plans for individual staff members
  • Save time as the dashboard will automatically track training hours for each of your staff
  • Print a report for state licensing representatives that can be used to confirm completion of state required training hours
  • A 20 turnover provision to accommodate for staff turnover

Additionally, with a center-based annual subscription, if you have multiple sites, you can have an administrator at each location (person responsible for overseeing each location) PLUS you can have an administrative oversee all of your locations from the comfort of their desk.

Professional Development Courses

CCEI provides 150+ courses in over 23 early childhood education categories to address a variety of classroom scenarios, developmental milestones, leadership initiatives, communication techniques, and the latest research-based content in trending topics you and your staff are sure to find beneficial and engaging.

Certificate Programs

Whether you as a director are looking for opportunities for certificate programs such as the Director’s Certificate or CDA, or you are looking to provide opportunities for your staff to earn further certification or state-specific credentials, CCEI has a variety of the top, high demand certifications needed in the early childcare education industry.   

Need to know if your state accepts CCEI’s coursework?

Some of the material presented in these courses may differ from the specific requirements of state or local regulatory agencies and other compliance organizations. Some jurisdictions also limit the number of courses per day or course hours that will be recognized for licensing or other requirements. Please check with your director or regulatory office(s) to ensure the courses you plan to take will satisfy the requirement(s) for which you are taking them.

Click on your state for a list of the main regulatory bodies who approve or accept coursework in the early childhood field and how CCEI’s coursework may be accepted there.

How Do I Get Started?

You have three options for purchasing a course

Individual or block hours

Students may purchase one hour of coursework or multiple hours at a time.

  • 1-10 Hours: $15 per hour
  • 11-49 Hours: $12 per hour
  • 50 Hour Block: $450
  • 125 Hour Block: $999
  • 225 Hour Block: $1,499

Individual Annual Subscription

For $99, a child care provider can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.

Center-Based Subscription

The Center-Based Annual Subscription is the most manageable, accessible and cost-effective method for a center to provide its staff with training to meet annual licensing professional development needs. CCEI offers two center-based subscriptions:

  • $499/year


  • $999/year


With the 50-user option, staff can receive access to annual training for just $20 per person.

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