SPONSORED BLOG Whether you’re just starting out in the early childhood field, or you’ve been teaching for years, chances are you’ve heard the term CDA at least a few times. The Child Development Associate® (CDA)...
The Council is still on the road and having a blast connecting with our community in-person. Check your schedule and plan to meet us in a city near you. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our recent conference snapshots and see what’s in store. We’re looking forward to meeting you on the road!
International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Development: August 9 – 10, 2022, New York, NY
Parents as Teachers Conference: August 31 – September 3, 2022, Denver CO
National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA): September 13 – 15, 2022, Durant, OK
Maryland Early Childhood Conference: September 16 – 17, 2022, Hagerstown, MD
Join our presentation: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earning a CDA Credential
Region IV Head Start Association: September 19 – 22, 2022, Atlanta, GA
National Head Start Association (NHSA): September 19 – 22, 2022, Washington, DC
Connecting On the Road
Florida Family Child Care Home Association
June 22 – 26, 2022
July 11 – 15, 2022
National Indian Head Start Association
June 27 – 30, 2022
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Facing Risks, Finding Resilience: A Review of Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America
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