Union Institute & University and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) Announce Articulation Agreement

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CCEI and Union join forces to further support the needs and development of online childcare training.

Online ChildCare Training

This articulation agreement with Union Institute & University supports educators throughout the early childhood industry as they move up the career ladder.

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry, is proud to announce an articulation agreement with Union Institute & University.

Effective immediately, students who successfully complete the CCEI Early Childhood Credential may articulate 12 semester hours of credit towards a bachelor’s degree at Union Institute & University. In addition, students who successfully complete the CCEI Online Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate receive 10 semester hours of credit toward their bachelor’s degree at Union Institute & University. Those who complete the CCEI Online Instructor Supported CDA Certificate may articulate eight semester hours of credit.

“Online education continues to offer great opportunities for early childhood educators to improve their knowledge and skills in a flexible learning environment,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This articulation agreement with Union Institute & University supports educators throughout the early childhood industry as they move up the career ladder.”

Union Institute & University shares CCEI’s commitment to offering a flexible approach to online education. Union Institute & University academic programs are designed to meet unique learning styles and varying personal schedules. Combining traditional learning with learning outside the classroom, a Union education offers students the choice of online and low-residency degree options.

“It is an honor and a great opportunity for Union to collaborate with ChildCare Education Institute, particularly during our 50th anniversary year,” said Union Institute & University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Nelson Soto. “Union has a legacy of serving adult learners who transform lives and communities. We look forward to serving CCEI students as they further their education and contribute to society in this very meaningful way.”

About CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that satisfy the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

About Union Institute & University

Since 1964, Union Institute & University has redefined higher education by placing students at the center of their own education. Whether you are returning to complete an unfinished degree, seeking an advanced degree to further your professional development, or fulfilling a lifetime goal, Union has an academic program to match your needs, your schedule, and your aspirations. UI&U is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Organizations and Schools (230 North LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604) and is authorized as a degree-granting institution by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Florida Commission for Independent Education, and the Vermont Board of Education and has been determined by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to be exempt from state requirements for authorization by reason of its institutional accreditation. For more information, visit http://www.myunion.edu.

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