Pennsylvania Child Care Training and Courses

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is an approved PQAS Organization.  CCEI training is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning as PA Keys to Professional Development approved instruction and can be used to fulfill annual in-service training requirements.  In addition, CCEI is approved to automatically transmit course completions directly to the PA Keys to Quality PD Registry and does so weekly.

The following courses are not approved by the PA Keys to Quality PD Registry:

  • ADM102: Family Child Care Basics
  • ADM103: Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers
  • ADM107: Coping With Crises and Traumatic Events
  • CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting
  • CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting
  • CCEI112A: Child Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Reporting Requirements for Early Childhood Professionals
  • CCEI112D: Child Abuse: The Impact of Maltreatment on Relationship Skills and Bonding
  • CCEI900: Safety in the Infant/Toddler Classroom
  • CCEI959: Legal and Regulatory Issues for Child Care Centers
  • CUR109: The School-Age Child Care Environment: General Guidelines for a High-Quality Out-of-School Program 
  • CUR116: Understanding the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3™) 
  • HLTH107: CCDBG Health and Safety Basics
  • HLTH112: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
  • SOC112: Reducing Exclusionary Discipline in Early Childhood Education
Note: The following courses are approved by the PA Keys to Quality PD Registry and training hours will be awarded upon completion. However, they do not meet the requirements of the 10-hour Pre-Service Health and Safety Training.
  • CCEI116A: Oral Health in Early Childhood
  • CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting
  • HLTH101: Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic
  • HLTH102: Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens
  • HLTH104: Basic Health and Hygiene Practices for the Early Childhood Setting
  • HLTH105: Medication Administration in the Child Care Environment
  • HLTH110: Protecting Infants: Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • HLTH111: Safety Practices for Child Care Programs in the Face of COVID-19
  • HLTH113: Building and Physical Premises Safety: Indoor Environments
  • HLTH114: Building and Physical Premises Safety: Outdoor Environments
  • NFS101: Nutrition and Food Service in Early Learning Environments
  • NFS102: Preventing Foodborne Illnesses

Act 48 of 1999 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification (including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility, and all vocational certificates) to participate in ongoing professional education.  CCEI is an approved Act 48 Training Provider.

For additional information regarding the acceptance of CCEI’s coursework in Pennsylvania, click here to contact the Office of Child Development and Early Learning or contact by phone at 717.346.9320.  For additional information regarding Act 48 or CCEI’s Act 48 approval click here.

CCEI is an approved training partner by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and coursework 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.