ChildCare Education Institute Receives National Accreditation

Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from ChildCare Education Institute

DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces today that it has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

The Commission's decision to accredit CCEI was made after careful consideration of CCEI's extensive Self-Evaluation Report, feedback from the Examining Committee's on-site visit, and evaluation of CCEI's curriculum by subject matter experts. DETC accreditation provides students, educators, institutions, and the public a reputable indicator of CCEI's continued commitment to the education and professional development of teachers and management staff.

"Gaining accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is testament to the high quality of CCEI professional development programs and the integrity of CCEI's business standards. Accreditation empowers CCEI to continue providing child care staff with the highest quality and most relevant training in the industry," said Maria C. Taylor, President/Chief Executive Officer of CCEI.

About ChildCare Education Institute, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is a distance training institution dedicated to providing the child care industry with professional development programs and courses to meet their education requirements. Over 100 professional development courses are available to meet annual training and licensing requirements, as well as continuing education options including the Child Development Associate (CDA) Programs of Study, Director's Certificate Program of Study and others. CCEI is an Accredited Member of the Distance Education and Training Council and is approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CCEI is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837. For more information, visit or call 800.499.9907.

About Distance Education and Training Council

The Distance Education and Training Council has been the standard-setting agency for correspondence study and distance education institutions since it was established in 1926. DETC's mission is "to foster and preserve high quality, educationally sound and widely accepted distance education and independent learning institutions". The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

SOURCE ChildCare Education Institute