Council Alumni Network (CAN) Regional Ambassador

The Council Alumni Network (CAN) is a community of engaged ECE stakeholders.


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Join CAN as a Regional Ambassador!

CAN Regional Ambassadors are participants interested in a leadership position in their local region. A CAN Regional Ambassador’s primary role is to help promote the importance of the CDA as part of a unifying framework, share best practices related to their work in the ECE industry, and encourage the use of the resources developed by the Council.

Region # of
1 4 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
2 5 New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U. S. Virgin Islands
3 4 Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia
4 5 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
5 4 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
6 5 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
7 4 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
8 5 Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
9 5 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Northern Mariana Islands
10 3 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
11 1 Mena Region of Egypt
12 1 Greater Northern China Beijing Wuhan, Shanghai

Here are the minimum requirements and guidance for engagement:

Responsibility Time Commitment Per Annum Examples of Success
Quarterly reports to and termly meetings via teleconference with a member from each department of the Council to help guide and inform program directives. 4 hours
  • Regular attendance and participation at quarterly meetings
Attending the Annual EELC or any local or national ECE conference (Virtual) 1 to 3 days
  • Attending and actively participating in events and or discussions, sessions etc.
  • Facilitating a presentation or webinar
  • Participating on a panel or forum
Regular outreach to participants within the region designated, feedback from that outreach and additional hours required to fulfill this role 15 hours
  • Hosting or attending an event and sharing CDA information
  • Conducting research or survey that broadly or specifically supports Council products, mission and/or values
  • Sharing resources that broadly or specifically support Council products, mission and/or values on various platforms
  • Mentoring an early educator

By fulfilling your engagement and obligations as a CAN Regional Ambassador, you’re entitled to:

  • Recognition for participation in all the engagement opportunities listed above
  • VIP access to Council events and products
  • Council/CAN swag
  • Increased distinguishability as a leader in the ECE profession
  • Access to strategic networks
  • Discounted registration for EELC
  • Participation as a mentor to a fellow early educator
  • Digital badge based on online engagement activity