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Online professional development courses, offered by Kaplan Online Learning and powered by ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), cover topics pertinent to the child care industry. Course categories include Health and Safety, Nutrition and Food Service, Child Development, Classroom Management, Guidance and Discipline, and many others. Courses vary in skill level from beginner courses for new teachers to more advanced courses for experienced child care providers and directors. The self-paced format and 24/7 accessibility allow students to maintain a family-work balance while still continuing their education. Coursework is competency-based, which facilitates information retention and CCEI offers courses in both English and Spanish. Each completed hour of coursework is awarded 0.1 IACET CEU and may be eligible for college credit with one of several CCEI Articulation Partners.
The Center-Based Subscription is the most manageable, accessible and cost effective method for a center to provide training to its staff. The center-based subscription is a site-based license that allows unlimited, annual access to CCEI's professional development course library for the number of staff members at the site that is specified in the subscription. The center-based subscription is available in a 20-user and 50-user option. The center-based subscription provides administrative features allowing the director to assign and monitor courses and print certificates and reports. Staff turnover doesn't require the purchase of additional subscriptions. The rollover option allows for the replacement of a terminated employee with a new one. In addition to reducing the need and high costs of in-service days, special training facilities and substitute teachers, center directors can simplify training delivery and ensure consistency with the center-based subscription. For a demonstration of Administrator functionality, submit a request for information or call 1-800-334-2014, ext. 3228.
Over 100 IACET CEU Awarded Courses
Kaplan Online Learning offers over 100 IACET CEU awarded online courses. Coursework is powered by ChildCare Education Institute and covers a variety of topics pertinent to the child care industry. Coursework also covers varying skill levels and includes orientation courses and more advanced courses for experienced child care providers and directors. Coursework is accessible 24/7 and available in English and Spanish.
State Licensing Approval
Coursework offered by Kaplan Online Learning and powered by ChildCare Education Institute is approved in most states to meet training requirements. For information specific to your state, please reference the state training approval map.
Centers and individuals can chose from a number of cost effective tuition options.