Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose

Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose (CCEP), is a state-wide quality enhancement training initiative for childcare settings, funded by the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Realizing that only a limited number of children would benefit from Hand In Hand’s inclusive early learning program, CCEP was implemented in 2002 to offer free training, consultation and onsite technical assistance to community childcare teachers.  

How Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose Training Works

CCEP Training occurs at over 40 facilities throughout the service area each year, greatly enhancing childcare opportunities for children of all abilities. CCEP utilizes experienced developmental specialists to share simple, practical ways to work with and include children with special needs into childcare settings.

Our training focuses on understanding typical development and developmentally appropriate practices. As a result, we are able to impact the care of all children with and without disabilities. The impact of our training has raised awareness for early identification of children at risk for developmental delays.

Benefits of Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose Training

Our CCEP Training provides free onsite training, consultation and technical assistance to childcare providers and parents to create an inclusive classroom environment for children with special needs. Participants will learn:

  • To become aware of the benefits of including children with special needs
  • To enhance the skills of childcare teachers and other professionals
  • To become more knowledgeable about developmentally appropriate practices presented by experienced early childhood teachers and therapist
  • To be able to identify possible areas of concern in a child’s development
  • To learn how to find and utilize resources in your area

Our 10-hour course training includes:

  • Principles of Inclusion
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Communication/Language
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Fine Motor/Adaptive
  • Gross Motor
  • Sensory Processing
  • Cognitive Development

Get In Touch

For more information about CCEP, contact United Ability at (205) 807-8090 or email Kelly Gerchow, Project Coordinator or Meredith Bishop. 


Scheduled Community Trainings Offered Statewide