Smart Horizons Institute Announces New Certificate Programs and Customized Professional Childcare Development Course Packages to Meet Annual Licensing Requirements

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The addition of two new products to its online course offerings—the Infant/Toddler Educator Certificate and the Infant/Toddler Educator Advanced Certificate programs—and customizable course selections allow child care professionals valuable professional development alternatives.

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Smart Horizon’s professional development library has over 200 hours of child care specific courses from which a child care provider can choose.

Through strategic partnerships with qualified child care education professionals, Smart Horizons Institute, the Smart Choice in Early Childhood Education, has developed one of the best and most comprehensive early childhood education programs available today. The Smart Horizons Infant/Toddler programs are designed for those individuals seeking to meet the training requirements for a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Infant/Toddler setting.

Infant/Toddler Care is an important specialization within the field of professional child care. Smart Horizons’ Infant/Toddler Educator Certificate program and Infant/Toddler Educator Advanced Certificate program feature a comprehensive, leading edge instructional design that is divided into six units. The easy-to-follow format assists students in fulfilling the 120 hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition.

In a continuing effort to provide excellent Early Childhood Education programs for Child Care professionals, Smart Horizons Institute now offers customizable course selections that allow individuals in the industry the option of customizing their learning experience.

Ongoing professional development is not only required but is an essential part of maintaining a qualified and educated child care workforce. Smart Horizon’s professional development library has over 200 hours of child care specific courses from which a child care provider can choose. This ability to design an educational program customized to career or educational goals will quickly launch child care workers toward career success.
These professional development courses are available online and accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The Smart Horizons online Early Childhood Education courses are housed on the secure, proprietary NexPort Campus learning management system, which allows program administrators or directors to track and report on student progress in real time. The next generation online learning and knowledge management platform now provides fully integrated synchronous learning using the NexMeeting online conferencing system that includes integrated telephone and computer-based audio, slide presentations, chat, white boards, and recording capability. Instructors and administrators are able to conduct web-based seminars and classes that are accessible to subscribers in even the most remote regions. NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, wikis, blogs, collaborative web pages, and threaded discussions.

About Smart Horizons Institute
Smart Horizons Institute is an online training institution dedicated to providing quality professional development and certification programs. Smart Horizons offers Child Development Associate (CDA), CDA renewal, Director/Staff Credential renewals, and professional development courses to meet annual licensing requirements. Smart Horizons Institute is also recognized by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an approved Birth through Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) training provider. Courses are available in English and in Spanish. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Smart Horizons offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Smart Horizons institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education under the provisions of Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes and Chapter 6E, Florida Administrative Code, license number 4498.

About Smart Horizons
Smart Horizons is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida, that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Smart Horizons, provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals.

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