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Here’s what others are saying about CCEI…
I would like to express my appreciation to the Childcare Education Institute (CCEI) for all that you do to help Child Care Professionals. The training courses, such as the Director’s Certificate and the Child Development Associate Programs are only a few that are offered that we have used. Because the courses are online and self paced, it has been convenient in assisting our training department with helping staff achieve their Early Childhood credentials. I have been impressed by the way the Childcare Education Institute staff goes above and beyond to make sure that our Early Childhood Education Professionals are taken care of and have reached their goals. I highly recommend Childcare Education Institute to any individual or organization interested in expanding their educational training needs.
My overall experience with my Certificate Program at ChildCare Education Institute was very positive and informative! I really enjoyed the fact that it was a self-study program, so that I could work at my own pace, and around my busy schedule. I will be recommending this option to others in my field of child development, through the Head Start Program. Thank you for this opportunity!
This program has awesome information and resources. I am thankful to God for allowing me to find this program.
This has been a great educational program for me for childcare. Thanks! :)
The Self Study CDA process through CCEI was perfect. Having an education coach available to answer questions was really helpful! Thank you!
This program helped me achieve my goals to obtain my CDA while running a 24/7 home child care. It is convenient and whenever I had a question, it was answered immediately. My education coach was so supportive, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to obtain their CDA.
CCEI’s program was fast, affordable and flexible with my tough schedule!
In my experience with CCEI, everyone was helpful, courteous and more than willing to help in any way possible.
I really enjoyed my experience with CCEI. I am able to bring more knowledge into the child care field. I feel better prepared to handle conflicts with peers and parents. I definitely enjoyed taking advantage of the Maryland Credential Program and I will be referring my friends to CCEI.
My experience with CCEI was wonderful! My instructor was phenomenal, always available, and extremely supportive. The compliance department was always there to let my director know of any documentation that was needed. I was very happy with my coursework and I would recommend this institution to all my friends in the field. Thank you!
The program, by far, is the best I have used. The Student Services department is a wonderful asset to the company. They kept me going and never once turned their back on me. I love CCEI.
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CCEI is the best on line training program I have
I have worked in the early childhood education field for over 15 years and am currently a center director. CCEI is by far the best option for me and my staff for meeting our state required training needs. The flexibility to be able to take courses any time is invaluable to me. My staff can take courses at school or at home 24/7. The cost is by far the most reasonable around. The personal service is incredible from the first sales contact to technical support to personal education coaches. We have had a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend the CCEI program to any center director looking to provide the highest quality training options for their staff at the best price.
The technical department was very patient and courteous and so was my education coach. My computer skills were limited and I received excellent service to accomplish my goal. I thank everyone involved. I am very appreciative!
I highly recommend this CDA course because it is extremely informative and has the most current information on early childhood education.
I am so thankful that I was able to enroll and complete my CDA renewal online with your institute. I found the program to be easy to use and well informative. My coach was great in making sure I knew how well I was doing and that they noticed my progress. I also appreciated the quick responses to my emails regarding my questions or concerns. I felt that the courses were well organized and had great assessment questions and handouts. I also like being able to print out certificate of completion. I had a sense of pride that I sat down, read, answered questions and got a paper saying 'YOU DID IT!' I also liked that it told my how many days I had left to work on courses and how many I completed each day. I had a great experience.
I am very happy with my experience with CCEI. I have referred others to the program and look forward to going on to more courses with CCEI.
I like this program; it was easy to follow and I was able to work at my pace. I learned a lot about why we do certain things and I also am more aware of the process and maintenance it takes to have a successful program.
My education coach is the best!!! Her main focus was to make sure I succeeded in my studies... She motivated me and thanks to her I successfully completed my courses. Thank you!!
This program has helped me have a better knowledge of early childcare education.
This is my first time taking class online, and it was very successful.
I received very helpful information. The coaches are very helpful as well.
I had a great experience and enjoyed every single course!
CCEI was a great experience for me. They really worked with me on all levels to make sure I completed the program. I would recommend them to everyone.
I had an excellent experience. I learned a lot of new and interesting things about childcare that I did not know before. I have shared a lot of it with my parents in my classroom and they were thankful to know these things. I would definitely recommend this course to someone who wanted to work with children.
This program has allowed me the opportunity of a lifetime. Each course was in depth and I actually looked forward to working on it every night after my job as a Pre-K teacher, from 6:30 am to 3:00pm and always staying later to prep/plan/help out. To be able to apply what I learned was an empowering feeling for me. Working as a substitute in all grades for fifteen years, I was just waiting for an opportunity to go back to an "early childhood" Pre-K classroom, which was exciting for me, but all the experience no longer meant anything. Certifications are a must. This was my beginning on making that happen. Through my February layoff as a lead teacher and not thinking I could finish this program out, I am very happy I was able to hang in there. And I look forward to taking more courses and finishing my portfolio.
I learned a lot of information on early childhood education.
I was very impressed with the courses that I took through CCEI. Anyone that I had to speak with was always friendly and I was able to obtain new knowledge about Early Childhood Development.
I am an Assistant Director and a full time mom and girl scout leader. Being able to continue my education and strive towards my goal of becoming a director has made me so happy. I owe it all to the fact that CCEI offered distance learning for my program of study at a fair price and an easy pace. THANK YOU.
CCEI opened up my eyes to a lot of new opportunities on how to work with young children and make my classroom a fun and safe learning environment. The courses were organized and the staff was very helpful and quick to answer any of my questions. Overall, the experience was a rewarding one.
CCEI has made a huge difference for me and allowed me the opportunity to obtain a credential that I had wanted for many years. The courses were always too far away and required me to travel. CCEI's online program allowed me to study at my own pace from the convenience of my own home...Thank you!!
Excerpt from a letter to our staff:
I enjoyed the program, because it was easy to follow online. The coursework was easy to understand. I received a lot of support and encouragement from my educational coach. The staff helped me with registration and enrollment quickly and with care. They also gave me the information needed to receive the T.E.A.C.H scholarship to finance the CDA courses. I am so grateful for the opportunity and support in completing my CDA courses.
This program was awesome! Easy to use and navigate. I was done in four months when, in a community college, it would have taken a year or two. I look forward to signing up for my Director’s Credentials next session. I could not have been more pleased with my results. This program was easy to follow, gave me plenty of information and resources, and always had a coach ready to answer questions. I have two children and work full-time. I did one section a day and am amazed at how short the time was.
CCEI was helpful from my first inquires to completion. The few times that I had questions about the program, they responded and if they didn't know the answer, got back to me quickly with the answer.
I feel better equipped to manage my classroom and have a sense of accomplishment and self worth.
I had a great experience. The material was very organized and easy to comprehend.
I enjoyed the ease of taking these courses at my leisure and the information was very applicable.
I found the program to be great; my advisors were very knowledgeable and friendly.
This program is excellent for working moms with no time to go to classes.
It was a great experience to be part of CCEI. I will be coming back to do my CDA soon. Thank you for doing such a great job in training me and giving me valuable information.
This course is very informative to my career in early childhood. Very helpful.
I really enjoyed taking courses through CCEI. Everything was really self-explanatory and helpful. Thank YOU.
I run my own daycare center and I needed to enhance what I already know and how I perform within my program. CCEI gave me that perfect opportunity. I'm telling anyone who is willing to listen, that I am so pleased with the broadening of my education and new horizons that this program has enriched me with. I feel so blessed! When I can say, "Hey, I get it. I have more understanding and insight into how I can do that better for my children, their families and my community," you can't ask for anything better. Thank you CCEI, what a great awakening experience this has been and a special thanks to my on-line coach.
I had an excellent experience with CCEI and I will definitely return soon for professional development.
This is a great program. It is easy to follow. It is so nice to be able to do it on your own time 24/7.
I have worked in the Early Childhood field for several years now, and I must say, CCEI was still able to "teach an old dog new tricks." Taking this course convinced me to finish my college degree.
I was pleased with the ease of use. The coursework has prepared me for my CDA Assessment. I was able to use much of the information in my current position as an Early Childhood Educator. Thank you!!!
CCEI provided a great learning experience for me!
I learned quite a few things while reading and doing my online sessions. I enjoyed these courses, and I would recommend them to my friends. Thank you.
I feel that the CCEI program has excellent courses in learning about early childhood. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking to further their career in childhood education.
I have learned a lot of useful information by taking this course and will certainly apply it in my classroom.
This was the toughest year of my life. I am a mom of two young children, work full time, and went through a very trying year. There were so many times that I thought, ‘There is no way I can do this. There is no way I can finish this,’ but with support of family friends, and CCEI employees, I was able to!
I would like to say that I have learned so much new material and great ideas that I am looking forward to using in my classroom. I LOVE my teacher and would recommend her to anyone. She wrote me and talked to me on a regular basis over the last few months. She made me feel like I knew her on a personal basis. I loved the experience that I have gained in these courses.
I learned a lot of new things. I had an awesome experience and I would recommend this school to anyone. I absolutely recommend my teacher to EVERYBODY!!
It was a great experience and all the materials were clear.
CCEI is a wonderful online school. This is my first time with an online school and I was very happy and satisfied. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
I have really enjoyed CCEI. It has helped me to further my career in early childhood education. It was very simple and easy to follow. Thank you for providing such great services and being flexible with each student.
The CCEI CDA program was easy to enroll, begin and complete. I was able to complete the courses on my time, which was a major influence in my decision to do the online courses through CCEI. With the recent Bright from the Start rule of all caregivers needing a CDA, I have encourage all my fellow co-workers to use the CCEI CDA program!
I enjoyed taking the course and I learned a lot.
I enjoyed this self-paced course, and I would do it all over again if I had to. Thanks again!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that I could go online at anytime and do my courses. My educational coach was GREAT!! Every time I needed assistance she was quick to respond and help me. I would and will recommend CCEI to everyone!
I feel this program was well designed and easy to understand. I achieved a great deal with this program. I have new views and am excited about the new ideas I have because of this course. I told my licensing rep this is a great program.
I am so happy that I found this. CCEI thank you for helping me achieve my goal of becoming a Director and I am so proud of myself. Thank You.
Very simple and easy to understand. I recommend to others.
I must say that you have very a outstanding education coach on staff and I could not have asked for a better person. My EC was there when I did not understand things and she stayed on top of everything. My EC sent me an encouraging email just when I was thinking to myself, 'This is wearing me down'. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
I am very pleased with CCEI for providing such a great learning experience. My Education Coach was always there when I needed help or had questions with an assignment. The online courses are very convenient and easy to understand.
This was my first time taking an online course. I said 'I would never take online'. However, I wanted to take this class even though I am in the Army and was sent to Iraq. Being able to complete my courses online was great! I will look into other CCEI courses!
I really liked being able to take all of my coursework online. I definitely give this program a 10. The volume of information presented was incredible.
Taking my CDA studies through CCEI was a satisfying experience. I was able to work at my own pace and I was able to work from home or at the job. It was not hard to follow; the material was very well written and understandable. The information was excellent and I would recommend CCEI to anyone that needed this kind of study. I would use this Institute again.
This course shed so much light into what I am supposed to be doing as a Center Director. I am grateful for the experience and I am putting things that I learned into practice.
I would highly recommend CCEI to anyone who is interested in achieving their goals to learn more about early childhood education. I loved it and was very happy to find a school where I could complete all of my educational studies online and at my own pace.
This has been a huge accomplishment for me. Now I know that I am able to further my education in this profession.
I learned more than I was looking for.
As a center director with no early childhood educational background, this program has made me feel more comfortable now when speaking with the teachers about issues or concerns they are facing. I now feel like I know a great deal and am looking forward to learning more in the future through taking other CCEI courses.
This program was a good and rich experience because it refreshed so many things that we studied long ago, like the theorists and brain development, which is information that we don't use in our day-to-day routines.