ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care Licensing Branch (MSDE-OCC) to provide training for regulated child care providers. For additional information regarding the acceptance of CCEI’s coursework in Maryland, contact the (MSDE-OCC) at 866.243.8796. 

A list of CCEI courses that correlates to Maryland’s Core of Knowledge Areas can be found here.

CCEI offers the Communication and Interpersonal Skills Certificate, which provides 9 clock hours of approved pre-service training in communication required to qualify as a director, child care teacher, school age teacher, or assistant child care teacher in preschool and/or child care centers in Maryland.

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.