About

Early Education Career Institute, the division of TIPS for Child Care Institute is an Early Childcare Education Career Institute. We seek to foster the development of early child development and adult learners throughout their entire education. We are a student focused institute, our teaching community is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about creating the best Early Childhood Vocational School with a focus on Praxis Based strategies.

 

As an Institute of Study Early Care and Learning we offer the tools and support necessary for our adult learners to reach their full potential. We adopt and implement the use of research and evidence based course and framework into every instructional package. We hold our students to the highest standard of excellence, a TIPS Certified teacher has demonstrated mastery of early learning competence prior to applying for their Credential Status. Every students process is manually reviewed with a dialogue of areas of strengths and improvement our instructors build and support them in maximizing on their full professional potential.

Acknowledgments, Highlights and Partnerships:

  • Registered with SC-CCCCD 2003

  • SC Path/ WIOA Vocational Provider 2017

  • CDA Alliance Partner September 2017

  • Over 200 Successful EHS CCP CDA's

  • 100% Successful completion of CDA Credential Candidates for Pre-K, Infant/Toddler and Family Child Care  since 2015

  • 98% Successful completion of Home Visitor CDA Since 2017

  • Academic Abandonment at an all time low at 12% for 2019

  • Recovery of students at 88% (dropped and returned)

  • Working Parents with Newborns to complete at 89% with 9 successful CDA Credentials in 2019

We believe all early care and education teachers can embrace who they are,can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Early Education Career Institute strives to be an accessible and affordable option to the early care and learning community. Internationally we strive to provide educational opportunities to teachers with little or no exposure to research-based best practice instruction. Early Education Career Institute offers an innovative child development associate credential readiness program. The courses includes a rigorous schedule of courses with a live instructor. Classes offer a diversified curriculum of 120 Clock Hours of ECE, portfolio support, and test preparation. In 2018 we provided over $55,000 in In-Kind Contribution to Head Start Programs across the United States and have since expanded our efforts globally. 

 

Our Vision

This Early Childhood Development model is designed for Secondary School students and adults. The Early Education Career Institute is specially designed for teachers with little to no exposure to research-based best practice, vocational or formal academic training. We exist to further expand pursuing educators to the learning of teaching. Our teachers are interested in working with children 0-8 years old. 

 

Career readiness:

  • EHS Infant -Toddler Teachers

  • Head Start Pre-K Teachers

  • Home Visitors

  • Family Child Care Practitioners (Providers)

  • Nanny

  • Au Pair

  • NAEYC Assistant Teacher

  • CCDBG Funded Compliance

  • Cruise Ship Youth Programs

  • State Funded Programs

  • Federal Programs

  • IB Board USA and Abroad

  • Credential and competency Support

 

The program is a great addition to any Professional Development Curriculum, Home Economic, Home School,  IB Board, Vocational, Cyber or Charter High School Curriculum. Our Credential Competence support program is great to get any staff or individual ready for the  CDA Credential applications. 

The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is the best first step on the path of career advancement in ECE. The distinctive CDA Credential is the only nationally-recognized, portable, reciprocal, competency-based credential of its kind in the country.

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Where Our Alumni Work...

  • CDI Rockaway Beach Head Start

  • DDI Advantage

  • Denise Louie Education Center EHS

  • First Steps South Carolina EHS

  • Lancaster First Steps EHS

  • Charleston County First Steps EHS

  • Tallatoona Community Action Partners

  • ELWHA Head Start

  • Spartanburg County First Steps EHS

  • North Atlanta Pre-School

  • Memphis Head Start

  • Holly Area School District

  • Kaizen Academy for Little Scholars

  • Promise Early Education

  • East Bronx Daycare Center

  • Hebrew Academy of New York City

  • Eastern Oregon University Head Start

  • Webcam Daycare

  • EHS CCP

  • Head Start

  • CDI Head Start

  • YMCA Head Start Academy

  • Moore Community House

  • Webster and Claiborne Parish Head Start

  • Susan E Wagner Victory Day Center

  • Calhoun Early Childhood Center

 

Complete learners employed in these centers have successfully earned their CDA. The Early Education Career Institute formerly TIPS for Child Care Institute has a 100% Credential Success Rate since 2015.

Infant Toddler CDA Course 

Focus on

Birth - Three

 Early Education and Career Institute provides the recognized TIPS for Child Care Institute CDA JumpStart Support Program targeted to CDA candidates seeking Infant/Toddler CDA Credential and providers from around the world seeking to build Early Care Infant Toddler Child Development Competency and Foundation. 

The curriculum for this program supports the CDA training and competency requirements needed to work with young children from birth through three in a center based environment and follow the Council’s Eight Subject Areas and the thirteen functional areas.

Course Highlights:

  • Intentional Safety Strategies for Center Based Providers

  • Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior

  • Responsive Care Giving 0-3

  • NAEYC Code of Ethics

  • Promoting Engagement Working With Families

  • Special Education Overview (IFSP)                           

 

 

Pre-K CDA Course

Focus on 

Three to Five

Early Education and Career Institute provides the recognized TIPS for Child Care Institute CDA JumpStart Support Program targeted to CDA candidates seeking Pre-School CDA Credential and providers from around the world seeking to build three to five year old Child Development Competency and Foundation. 

The curriculum for this program supports the CDA training and competency requirements needed to work with young children from three through five in a center based environment and follow the Council’s Eight Subject Areas and the thirteen functional areas.

 

Course Highlights:

  • Rethinking DAP

  • CSEFEL Transition

  • Developmental Milestones Balance Teaching/Planning Practices

  • Developing Staff Members’ Sense of Professionalism

Family Child Care Course

Focus on

Birth to Five

Early Education and Career Institute provides the recognized TIPS for Child Care Institute CDA JumpStart Support Program targeted to CDA candidates seeking Family CDA Credential and providers from around the world seeking to build birth to five year old Child Development Competency and Foundation. 

The curriculum for this program supports the CDA training and competency requirements needed to work with young children from birth through five in a home based environment and follow the Council’s Eight Subject Areas and the thirteen functional areas.

 

Course Highlights:

  • Intentional Safety Strategies for Home Based Providers

  • CSEFEL Social Emotional Competency 

  • Developmental Milestones Balance Teaching/Planning Practices

  • Entrepreneur Leadership a Colloborative Effort

Home Visitor Course

Focus on

Birth to Five

Homebase

Early Education and Career Institute provides the recognized TIPS for Child Care Institute CDA JumpStart Support Program targeted to CDA candidates seeking Home CDA Credential and providers from around the world seeking to build birth to five year old Child Development Competency and Foundation. 

The curriculum for this program supports the CDA training and competency requirements needed to work with young children from birth through five in a home based environment and follow the Council’s Eight Subject Areas and the thirteen functional areas.

 

Course Highlights:

  • Intentional Safety Strategies for Home Based Providers

  • CSEFEL Social Emotional Competency 

  • Developmental Milestones Balance Teaching/Planning Practices

  • Family Engagement a Colloborative Effort

EECI International

EECI is the ECE division of TIPS for Child Care Institute and specially designed to foster ECE teachers with little to no exposure to traditional higher education. We are committed to maintaining affordability to support individuals and agencies employing individuals with limited resources needing credential and ECE competency support. All courses implement free research-based elements with the use of best practices in each instructional opportunity. Our learners leave with ECE Competency and the soft skills needed to be successful throughout their academic and professional career. We are a SC Charity registered nonprofit Public Id: P58864 Group dual language classes offered upon request (Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic)

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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