The Council for Professional Recognition’s Council Alumni Network (CAN) recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. This free community boasts 1200+ members. CAN is a diverse group of stakeholders in early childhood education (ECE) across the U.S....
The Council is on the move and looking forward to connecting with our community in person. Check your schedule and plan to catch up with us in a city near you. We can’t wait to meet you on the road!
National Head Start Conference
May 8-11, 2023
World Forum on Early Care and Education
Panama City, Panama
May 2-5, 2023
Meet Council leaders at the following World Forum sessions:
May 3, 2023 | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
ECD Workforce Challenges and Solutions: A Path Forward
Engage in current research, programs, and early childhood workforce solutions to discover proven strategies to impact and transform outcomes. Learn about some of the most effective solutions to motivate changes that will lead our field into a brighter future.
Katorra Enoch-Longshore, United States; Lisa Gannoe, United States; Ruby Motaung, South Africa; Molly Gerrish, United States; Calvin E. Moore, Jr., United States
May 5, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Focus on Leadership: Empowering and Supporting ECD Professionals
Early childhood professionals thrive when they feel supported and valued. Join us as our panel describes leadership strategies that empower professionals in a variety of early childhood settings.
Jennifer Sturgeon, United States; Charito James, Canada; Rajeswary Elangoven, Malaysia; Abena Ocran-Jackson, United States
Facing Risks, Finding Resilience: A Review of Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America
A couple of years before becoming a mother, I saw the classic movie Terms of Endearment. Before the opening credits, the film portrayed Aurora, played by Shirley MacLaine, as a worried mom who checked on...
“Every child deserves a champion,” said longtime teacher Rita Pierson in a famous TED talk. She was talking about “an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and...
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I wanted to share how it is important for us all to reflect on women’s progress in the business world and the importance of supporting and empowering...
It takes a village to raise a child, the old proverb tells us. But we need to expand our perspective, according to pediatric surgeon, social scientist and mom Dana Suskind. In her heartfelt work, Parent...
Dr. Calvin Moore shared that when he first arrived at the Council and took on the CEO role, he was focused on assessing the early childhood education (ECE) landscape, the reach of the organization and...
We have probably all seen the commercials this time of year when you can hear the popular holiday song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, playing in the background as parents dance joyously...
Did you know early childhood educators in Maryland have a special benefit that can help them and the children they serve? The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded a $1 million grant to the...