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Morning Sun
  • Two get CDA credentials

  • Rachael M. Smith, Pittsburg, and Jimmie L. Stryker, Frontenac, have been award Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials in recognition of outstanding work with young children.

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  • Rachael M. Smith, Pittsburg, and Jimmie L. Stryker, Frontenac, have been award Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials in recognition of outstanding work with young children.
    The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., awards credentials to early childhood educators who demonstrate the ability to constructively work with young children in group settings.
    “It takes special knowledge, skills and expertise to be an effective teacher of young children,” said Valora Washington, CEO of the council. “It’s a great honor to earn a CDA and it shows a commitment to quality early childhood education.”
    The CDA is a nationally recognized credential for excellence in early childhood education. Each candidate is observed working with young children and is assessed on his or her ability to develop the physical, emotional and intellectual capabilities of young children.
    The CDA community nationwide is having a positive effect on the quality of early childhood education by helping preschools, day care centers and family child care programs hire qualified and competent professionals who ensure the best care for the nation’s youngest.
    Child care staff and parents wanting more information on CDA may visit www.cdacouncil.org.

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