ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, announces its support of child care professionals and programs working to improve and maintain Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) requirements through the provision of appropriate online professional development coursework.

Participation in quality recognition programs is a voluntary initiative and standards are designed to exceed state regulations and provide high-quality, effective child care. A key incentive in participating in QRIS programs, aside from providing children with better early education experiences, is local and statewide recognition of child care program achievements. Community and financial awards, technical assistance and scholarships for professional development are sometimes awarded according to an achievement-based point system. In turn, these incentives affect the attainment of quality indicators and other measurements.

CCEI offers over 30 hours of intermediate and advanced level online child care training coursework that meet many quality recognition program standards for continuing education. Check CCEI’s child care training course catalog for specifics. All CCEI training courses are available for enrollment at any time and grant IACET CEU credit upon successful completion. Current students with active, unlimited subscriptions can enroll in courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses anytime through online enrollment.

“It’s impressive to see how many child care providers use CCEI to meet not only their licensing requirements, but their QRIS standards as well,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “As quality recognition programs become more common, CCEI will provide additional coursework to accommodate the needs of our industry.”

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.