To our followers – We want to bring your attention to an important matter regarding communication from the Council for Professional Recognition. Recently, a Facebook account impersonating the Council for Professional Recognition responded to people...
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!
Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) Annual Conference
Connection, Leadership, and Responsiveness
September 29 – September 30
Join us after for the opening general session at the GAEYC Annual Conference and hear a compelling message from the Council’s CEO Dr. Calvin E. Moore, Jr.
Saturday, September 30
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
You can also meet Dr. Moore at the conference lunch, where he will take part in a GAEYC tradition, the ceremony of pinning this year’s GAEYC CDA graduates.
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) Annual Conference
Unleash the Promise and Genius of Black Children and Families
October 13 – October 15
Join Council staff at NBCDI as we present the topic, “Advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging by Using Culturally Responsive Practices in Online Spaces.” The leaders of the presentation will be Katorra Enoch-Longshore, community engagement and learning director, and Alecia Carter, community engagement and learning coordinator.
Saturday, October 14
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
NWRA Conference ’23
Human-Centered Design: Innovating Inclusive ECE Workforce Systems Together
October 16 – October 20
Join us at NWRA as we present the topic, “Training Transcript Recognition: The CDA Council & NWRA Alignment Agreement.” This presentation will be led by Maisah Williams-Foote, community development manager at the Council, and Diana Diaz, NWRA director of state workforce initiatives and TA support.
Thursday, October 19
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Region 8 Head Start Association Conference
Building a Strong Foundation
October 24 – October 26
Join us as we share important information about the CDA process led by Mackenzie Pelland, director of ECE observation systems and Vilma Williams, senior manager, multilingual engagement and learning.
Preparation of a CDA Portfolio
Thursday, October 26
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
CDA Exam Experience
Thursday, October 26
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
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