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NAEYC Annual Conference
November 16 – 19 | Washington , DC
The Council’s NAEYC Schedule:
Stop by booth #2220:
Talk to CDA experts
Check out Council publications and new CDA merchandise
Take a chance at the raffle for free Council publications
November 17, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
What Lies Ahead: CDA Process Updates and New Initiatives
Location: Room 147B
November 17 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
President’s Seminar: Charting the Future for the Early Childhood Profession: BIPOC Leaders Reflect on the State of the Field and What Lies Ahead for the Early Learning Sector
Featured Speakers: Michelle Kang, CEO, NAEYC; Leah Austin, CEO, NBCDI; Dr. Calvin E. Moore, Jr., CEO, Council for Professional Recognition; Erica Phillips, CEO, NAFCC; Facilitated by Natalie Vega O’Neil, Board President, NAEYC
Location: Ballroom A
November 18, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Todo lo que usted siempre quiso saber sobre la credencial de Asociado en Desarrollo Infantil®
Location: Room 140B
Special event sponsored by the Council:
November 18, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Composing a Profession: Reflections on Four Decades of ECE History to Inform Its Future
Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of key elements of NAEYC’s history over the past four decades and key leaders whose efforts have been instrumental in informing current efforts. They will also understand the critical connections between NAEYC’s efforts to improve professional practice, promote effective advocacy, and build a strong, diverse, and inclusive organization.
Presenters: Barbara Willer, NAEYC (Retired); Sue Bredekamp, Consultant; Jerlean Daniel, Consultant; Carol Brunson Day, Consultant; Ed Greene, Ed Greene Strategies; and Rahshita Lowe-Watson, DC Public Schools.
November 19, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Continuing Your Professional Journey: Renewing your CDA Credential
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The CDA Advisory Committee was created to provide insights, perspectives, and best practices to the CDA community and other early childhood professionals. Established during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the members’ first-hand experiences...