ChildCare Education Institute

Continue your education at ACE

Earn Credits for Your Certification

ChildCare Education Institute’s partnership with American College of Education means you can turn the CCEI certificate you’ve completed into transcripted undergraduate credit. You can also seamlessly transfer those credits toward one of our fully online bachelor’s-completion programs. 

ACE is a low-cost, high-quality online college offering degree and non-degree programs designed to fit the busy lives of working professionals. In a survey of 9,000 online learners conducted by Newsweek, we were ranked the #2 best online college in America.¹ As a college who serves many early childhood educators, ACE is excited to partner with CCEI, another organization dedicated to training and preparing those who work in childcare. 

Enroll at ACE

Our enrollment counselors are ready to answer your questions and help you begin the transfer process whenever you’re ready. Contact us whichever way works best for you: 

  • Call (800) 280-0307, option 2. 
  • Use the Live Chat feature in the bottom right corner of this page. 
  • Click the link below and complete the form to request more information. 

Here’s what to expect at ACE:

  • Learn immediately applicable strategies, integrated with the latest technology and evidence-based research.
  • Complete your coursework on your schedule, anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Take courses taught by faculty members who are working in the field.
  • Up front, industry-low tuition with no hidden fees. We offer bachelor’s-completion programs under 10,500.² 

Credit Pathways to an Undergraduate Degree with
ACE & ChildCare Education Institute 

By transferring your CCEI certificate into an ACE program, you can save up to $3,120 in tuition and fees.* 

ChildCare Education Institute Programs Credits Awarded to ACE Bachelor Completion Programs
BA in Educational Studies & BA in Professional Studies
Director Level* Director’s Certificate or Texas Director’s Credential 4 undergraduate credits toward general elective credit
Georgia Director’s Certificate 2 undergraduate credits toward general elective credit
*Student may receive credit for the Director’s Certificate OR a state offered certificate because the content is duplicated.
Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) FCCPC English or Spanish Certificate 10 undergraduate credits toward general elective credit
FCCPC School-Age Certificate 4 undergraduate credits toward general elective credit
Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate – English and Spanish OR Self-Study CDA Certificate – English and Spanish* Infant-Toddler Setting 8 undergraduate credits toward general elective credit
Preschool Setting
Family Child Care Setting
*Student may receive credit for either the Instructor-Supported CDA Certificate in English or Spanish OR the Self-Study CDA Certificate in English or Spanish in only ONE of the CDA settings because the content is duplicated.
Renewal Certificates* – Director’s Certificate Renewal
– Florida Director’s Certificate Renewal
– Texas Director’s Credential Renewal
– FCCPC Renewal – English or Spanish
– Instructor-Supported or Self-Study
CDA Certificate Renewals – Infant-Toddler, Preschool, or Family Child Care Settings
1 undergraduate credit toward general elective credit
*Student may only receive credit for a renewal certificate in one of the approved areas ONCE

*Maximum total savings shown is based on the transfer of up to 12 credits into a bachelor’s completion program as shown in the chart. Individual total savings may vary based on length of program selected and continuous progression, application of additional transfer credits, or receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship or grant amounts. 

An ACE Advanced Degree

Completion Time

Our accelerated degree completion programs will help get you there faster.


Most if not all successfully completed eligible credits from regionally accredited colleges transfer to ACE.


Our high-quality programs are created with your budget in mind. Get the top-tier instruction you deserve without the financial worry you’d expect.

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Students are at the core of all the decisions we make at ACE. Learn more about what our students are saying about ACE.

Kelly Young

Kelly Young

M.Ed. in Educational Technology

“You should enroll at ACE because the program is designed for working professionals. The calendar and coursework is predictable allowing students to manage all of their responsibilities and coursework.”

Syncia Sama

Syncia Sama

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

“I recommend this program to anyone who is looking to further their education in any field. The flexibility is what makes it suitable for anyone who is working a full-time job or busy with other responsibilities. The cost is very reasonable as well, and did not break my pockets at all!”

Nate Failing

Nate Failing

Ed.D in Leadership

“I really appreciated the structure of each class. They all had the same general structure, so it made it easier to adapt to each class, each term. Plus, as a father, working a full-time job, I was able to do the work when the kids when to bed. So I never missed time with them.”

Learn more about ChildCare Education Institute

¹Source: Newsweek 

²This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours or program pathway credit hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program or program pathway credit hours, receipt of, or eligibility for, institutional or non-institutional scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section. 

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