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ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is a Georgia Bright from the Start (BFTS) Approved Entity. As such, most courses provided by CCEI are accepted by Georgia BFTS to meet annual, in-service training requirements.  In addition, CCEI’s Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training – 10 Hours is approved to meet the state’s CCDBG health and safety training requirement.  A list of CCEI courses that correlates to Georgia’s Workforce Knowledge Competencies (WKCs) can be found here.

CCEI does NOT transmit completed courses to the Georgia Professional Development System (GaPDS).  Students must upload their certificates of completion to GaPDS receive registry credit.

Please Note: The listing of Georgia BFTS Approved Courses, course levels and hours may be accessed by clicking the Georgia BFTS Approved Courses button below.

CCEI offers the Georgia Director’s Certificate program which meets the Georgia BFTS 40-hour director training requirement for child care learning center program directors.

CCEI’s coursework was awarded the Comprehensive CDA Gold Standard by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and can be used to fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain the National CDA Credential in English and Spanish.

  • To enroll in a CCEI course click here.
  • Contact a CCEI Admissions Representative at 1.800.499.9907 or by clicking here with questions or for more information about our courses and certificate programs.
  • For information on how to articulate CCEI coursework with our college partners click here.