CCEI’s Online Early Childhood Credential Receives Recognition in Utah
DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces that the CCEI Online Early Childhood Credential (ECC) is now recognized in Utah to meet the state’s formal education requirements for certain positions in the early care and education industry.
The Utah state Bureau of Child Development, Child Care Licensing Administration, has evaluated and determined the CCEI Early Childhood Credential (ECC) to be an accepted certification equivalent to the Child Development Associate (CDA) issued by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. The CCEI credential awards 18 IACET CEUs and has been recommended for 12 hours of semester credit in early childhood education by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS), which has more than 1,500 schools willing to consider credit. The Credential is also recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to meet a part of the Alternative Pathways for directors to meet educational qualifications of the Designated Program Administrator.
“CCEI’s online ECC provides an important option for the early care workforce to fulfill their state’s education and training requirements. These requirements often include obtaining a state or national credential, or its equivalency, demonstrating competence in the care and education of young children,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO. “The ECC credential provides educators with 180 hours of competency-based coursework including practical application exercises that teach the basic competencies needed to work with young children.”
ChildCare Education Institute is an online child care training institution dedicated to providing the child care industry with professional development programs to fulfill educational requirements. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet annual licensing requirements, in addition to online certificate programs, such as the Online Early Childhood Credential, Online Child Development Associate, Online Director’s Certificate, and several others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.
SOURCE ChildCare Education Institute