Education at Work
Tuition Benefit for Students of CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, has renewed its partnership agreement with Ashford University and added a new benefit of savings on Ashford tuition and other educational costs for eligible CCEI students.
The renewed partnership agreement builds upon CCEI’s articulation agreement with Ashford where CCEI students can transfer their course credits to Ashford. CCEI students graduating from the Child Development Associate (CDA) and CDA-equivalent programs are permitted to transfer eight units of credit to Ashford University. In addition, CCEI students completing professional development courses also can transfer training hours to Ashford. Under the terms of the Ashford transfer credit policy,15 clock hours of completed CCEI professional development coursework translates to one unit of elective credit at Ashford.
Ashford’s online model and flexible class format is ideal for working adults, especially educators and practitioners who may not have time to complete coursework in a location bound classroom setting. Ashford offers courses in 5–6-week blocks that allow CCEI students to study on their own time, maximizing the benefit of their employer sponsored tuition program. CCEI employees, students and graduates who enroll at Ashford can transfer up to 90 previously earned college credits, with up to 30 coming from Prior Learning Assessment, helping students start or get closer to completing their degree. Ashford and CCEI‘s partnership benefits for employees, students and graduates also includes tuition savings and other cost reductions.
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A Day in the Life of Ashford University student Shelby Hall
Ashford student and childcare professional Shelby Hall shares how she is benefitting from a partnership between Ashford University and ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce.
Benefits for you:
Eligible CCEI students who successfully apply to and attend Ashford University will receive:
20% Tuition Savings
Take advantage of reduced tuition to earn your degree.
Technology Fee Waiver
This per course charge will be waived, allowing you free access to all Ashford University systems such as the Student Portal and online classroom throughout your program at Ashford University.
Free Required Course Materials for All Mandatory Courses
Your digital course materials, including your textbooks, will be completely covered through CCEI’s partnership with Ashford University.
How Is Online Learning at CCEI Different?
Taking courses through distance education is a great way to accomplish professional development objectives, while maintaining a full or a part-time job and a busy family schedule. CCEI online learning offers the convenience of taking coursework from work, home, a library or anywhere internet access is available. It is a great option for students with busy schedules that may prevent them from attending more traditional scheduled in-person training. CCEI online coursework is self-paced, allowing students to take courses any time. Many of our students take courses in the evenings, after their households settle in and on weekends. These students also save on gas and babysitting costs that often come with commuting to a traditional school environment.
ChildCare Education Institute
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