Council Alumni Network (CAN) Regional Ambassador
The Council Alumni Network (CAN) is a community of engaged ECE stakeholders.
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.
|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||
|Attending the Annual EELC or any local or national ECE conference (Virtual)||1 to 3 days||
|Regular outreach to participants within the region designated, feedback from that outreach and additional hours required to fulfill this role||15 hours||
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
Being a PD Specialist allows me to share my expertise and genuine love of early childhood education. Being a PD Specialist is my Occupassion!
- Sherilynn Kimble, PD Specialist
I had been working with children for about three years when I was given the opportunity to obtain my CDA. During the process I was able to gain so much knowledge about all aspects of caring for chil...
- Tanesha Sanders, Texas
I started working at the University of Dubuque Childcare Center in October of 2009. I was hired as a floater to work with three age groups, Infants, Toddlers, and Twos. In August of 2010, I was assign...
- Rhonda Baule, Iowa
The great thing about having a CDA is that it is a national certification. I started in Florida and then moved to Louisiana where it was recognized and did help me in finding a job at the local Child ...
- Kendra Barnes, Louisiana
Starting a new job in the childcare arena was exciting! I knew that I enjoyed working with children, and it was a great opportunity to stay at home with my daughter. One year turned into two, and befo...
- Traci McNeil, Ohio
I am an Assistant VPK Teacher with a local childcare group. I had a director who encouraged me to get my CDA. My short journey had begun. I, too, was a little hesitant and fearful of failing when I sa...
- Gloria Williams, Florida
It is well worth it. When I received my Certificate for my Nationals in the mail, I cried I was so happy. I would also like to Thank my Director and my Assistant Director for really supporting me.
- Donna Hayes, Florida