The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) and CCEI Announce Partnership

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).

Effective immediately, CCEI is the official host of the new Online National Administrator Credential (NAC). The CCEI Online NECPA National Administrator Credential® (NAC)® is approved by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) to provide Directors and early childhood professionals the required clock hours of training needed to obtain the National Administrator Credential. The program is broken into ten instructional units. These units focus on the ten areas of competency required to manage a child care center. Each student in the Online National Administrator Credential certificate program receives support from an Education Coach (EC). Each EC is an Early Childhood specialist and has previous experience as an administrator in a child care center, school, or early childhood environment.

Upon satisfactorily completing the Online National Administrator Credential certificate program, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the required elements of an effective organization, describe the various types of early childhood care and education available to families in the community, identify local, state, and federal rules and regulations that affect early education programs, demonstrate the ability to develops internal and external systems to ensure compliance with local , state, and national codes, and much more!

“This alliance with the NECPA offers the NAC Credential to a wider audience of early care professionals, which in turn benefits the education and growth of young children across the country,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.