ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to announce that practitioners who hold the CCEI Online Early Childhood Credential (ECC) meet the education components required for directors of small centers and child care teachers in early childhood settings in the state of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Professional Early Childhood Registry and the Bureau of Early Care Regulation have evaluated the CCEI Early Childhood Credential (ECC) and determined that it is an accepted certification equivalent to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition. CCEI’s ECC credential awards 18 IACET CEUs and has been recommended for 12 hours of semester credit in early childhood education by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS), which has more than 1,500 schools willing to consider credit. The Credential is also recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to meet part of the Alternative Pathways for directors working to qualify as Designated Program Administrator and holders of the Credential can be considered qualified for Head Start positions that require a minimum of a CDA or other certificate.
“CCEI’s Early Childhood Credential provides a high-quality, self-paced path to fulfilling training requirements and improving practices in the child care environment,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO. “We are pleased to see Wisconsin join the child care associations and states that recognize CCEI’s Early Childhood Credential.”