Online Professional
Development Courses

Helping Teachers with Professional Development

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) offers online professional development courses for teachers and child care providers that meet state training requirements and are awarded IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CCEI’s professional teacher development courses are designed to provide students with generally accepted child care practices and training based on research in the field of early childhood education. Courses are written by early childhood experts, including courses by authors Rae Pica and Dr. Pam Schiller just to name a few.

Explore our different online professional development course types

And check back often – CCEI adds over 30 hours of new course content to the Course Catalog each year!

No matter how far along you are in your journey as an educator, it’s never too early to invest in your professional development. Achieve your career goals and become a better teacher by continuing your education.

What are Professional Development Courses?

ChildCare Education Institute’s professional development courses are designed to improve your knowledge, skills, competency, and effectiveness in the child care profession. Our courses are developed and written by a team of leading early childhood experts, including courses by authors Rae Pica and Dr. Pam Schiller to name a few.

Use these online professional development courses to expand your professional knowledge into topics both niche and essential. These courses cover a wide variety of skills and topics ranging from Infant & Toddler Care to Professionalism & Quality Improvement, giving you everything you’ll need to be an effective childcare provider.

How do I Take a Professional Development Course?

With CCEI, completing your professional development courses is a simple, convenient, and efficient process. You can take advantage of any one of our many online professional development courses, as seen listed below, from the comfort of your own computer.

At ChildCare Education Institute, we offer a comprehensive selection of topics to make the personal and professional development you need available right at your fingertips.

Why is Professional Development Important for Teachers?

Not only do online professional development courses provide you with skills that can be put into use immediately, but they’ll also build your professional knowledge and allow you to grow your career over time. By investing in yourself, you’ll also be ensuring a better learning experience for your students.

CCEI complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, CCEI is authorized to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. CEUs can be used to renew your teaching license or can be used to prefer additional certifications and degrees.

State by State Guidelines

Acceptance of CCEI professional development coursework varies within each state. Some of the material presented in these courses may differ from the specific requirements of state or local regulatory agencies and other compliance organizations. Some jurisdictions also limit the number of courses per day or course hours that will be recognized for licensing or other requirements. Please check with your director or regulatory office(s) to ensure the courses you plan to take will satisfy the requirement(s) for which you are taking them.

How Do I Get Started?

You have three options for purchasing a course

Individual or block hours

Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.

  • 1-10 Hours: $15 per hour
  • 11-49 Hours: $12 per hour
  • 50 Hour Block: $450
  • 125 Hour Block: $999
  • 225 Hour Block: $1,499

Individual Annual Subscription

For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.

Child Care Center-Based Subscription

The Child Care Center-Based Annual Subscription is the most manageable, accessible and cost-effective method for a center to provide its staff with training to meet annual licensing professional development needs. CCEI offers two child care center-based subscriptions:
  • $499/year

    20-user
  • $999/year

    50-user
With the 50-user option, staff can receive access to annual training for just $20 per person.
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