Quality Online Professional Development in Early Childhood Education

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) specializes in providing online child care training and certificates, child care registry development, and administrative solutions for the early care and education industry. As the leading distance training provider in child care center curriculum, CCEI offers professionals 200+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements. Coursework offered by CCEI is used to meet the education needs of practitioners in a range of settings, including family child care, preschool, prekindergarten, childcare centers, and more. In addition to online professional development, CCEI offers online certificate programs that help meet the coursework requirements for national credentials, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA), online Director’s Certificate, renewals, custom programs, and other early education professional development options.

Watch and learn more about CCEI’s products and services to see why we are the leader for online professional development.

Online Course Devices

Over 10,687,000
online course hours completed

Child Care Course Certifications

Graduated Over 56,000
ECE professionals from CDA and other certificate programs

Child Care Staff

would recommend CCEI to others

Child Care Certifications

CCEI’s Mission

To provide the child care industry with flexible staff training solutionsturnkey curriculum products, and customizable administrative programs, that offer a quality education experience for every student. 

CCEI is committed to providing innovative programs and services that will allow early childhood professionals to get the training and professional development they need to perform their responsibilities. This will assure the safety and well-being of the children and families they assist. Courses and programs enhance and increase knowledge of appropriate practices and the latest research in the field.

Learning Management System

CCEI online courses are delivered through a proprietary online learning management system (LMS) called F.A.M.E. that provides students with user-friendly technology, an engaging distance learning environment, and certificates of documentation available immediately upon completion. The system’s self-paced format automatically saves the last point of completion within a course, allowing users to resume where they left off upon login. The 24/7/365 accessibility helps students enjoy a life-work balance while conveniently continuing their education. Coursework is competency-based, which facilitates information retention, and each successfully completed clock hour awards 0.1 IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

F.A.M.E. LMS is ADA and WCAG compliant. 

Course Curriculum & Certifications

Online child care training courses offered by CCEI cover topics applicable to the child care industry.  Course categories include Administration & Management, Curriculum & Assessment, Child Development & Learning, Health, Safety, & Nutrition, Diversity & Inclusion, Guidance & Classroom Management, Family & Community Engagement, Professionalism & Quality Improvement, Infant & Toddler Care, Preschool Care, School-Age Care, and many others. CCEI, a Council for Professional Recognition CDA approved training provider, provides several online certificate program options that meet the training requirements of the Council for Professional Recognition’s Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and CDA Renewal. Additionally, CCEI provides online certificate programs including the following:

• Child care center Director Credentials
• State-specific certificate programs including…
The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)
And several others!

CCEI online courses are designed around the diverse needs of students. Certificate programs of study are self-paced, and CCEI provides access to an Education Coach and customer support services to deliver assistance, encouragement, and feedback throughout the duration of programs.