Adult Students


TIPS for Child Care Institute since 2003 has supported vocational career readiness for Early Care Practitioners. Our approach to learning is student based and designed to support child care workers globally through Theory In Practice Strategies (TIPS) to implement ECE industry best practices. We value the relationship we have with agencies, centers and individuals joining the industry and realized that by partnering with practitioners like you we foster industry excellence. As a Career Vocational Institute we know our industry is more than curriculum excellence. We have expanded our efforts by establishing the Early Education Career Institute it is our goal to provide more opportunities to overcome career readiness challenges efficiently. 



Come Visit

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed
Online: 8 am EST - 11 pm EST Daily


At the Early Education Career Institute we are achieving more with our initiatives for you as early care practitioners than ever before. We work on many exciting projects helping to improve your day to day career experience. We value the impact you have in the economical flow of nations, as you provide childcare while fostering the development and well-being of children. We acknowledge the important role you play as essential service providers to communities across the globe. As an institute we are very proud of the progress we continue to make in impacting practitioners lives through our career services, community partnerships and resources.  Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change in the lives of early education practitioners.

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Early Education Credential Program

At the Early Education Career Institute, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issues of competence and qualification. Career Readiness is by no means an easy feat, but through access and affordability we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We provide on going credential and career competence courses. You may join in our local courses on our campus or through the use of our remote courses across the globe. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


Wage The Difference

In 2016 it was reported by the Washington Post  "half of America's childcare workers need food stamps, welfare payments or Medicaid", with very little changing today. As an effort to support recruitment and retention in ECE we recognize food insecurity and wellness can be barriers to you maintaining sustainable employment.  With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge.  Contact us to learn more about our Farm to ECE and KeyFit Programs as a commitment to this cause.


Play To Learn Foster Parent Initiative

The PlayThings project provides on-site make and take projects and mailed monthly activity boxes to Foster Parents. The goal is to promote great opportunities for you as a practitioner to access quality play to learn materials. You may use these to implement practices with the children you serve. The Early Education Career Institute recognizes with access to the right resources, as a community of practitioners you become empowered by your abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill your potential as educational coaches to children you serve.

"When you begin to do things that raise the achievement of  the poorest and disenfranchised students, you may not always get applause. You need to be ready for that."

Dr. Asa G. Hillard



9005 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223, USA

(833) 467-9997