The Council for Professional Recognition(the Council)is pleased to announce that ChinaWise has renewed its sponsorship support for the 2019 Early Educators Leadership Conference (EELC).
EELC is an annual early childhood education conference hosted by the Council that attracts national and international professionals and leaders in the field. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 8–11 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain,Georgia. Keynote speakers include the executive director of Leading for Children, Judy Jablon; the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta, Milton J.Little,Jr.; and the CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, Valora Washington, Ph.D., CAE.
“We are delighted to have ChinaWise, a longtime Council partner, as a sponsor of the 2019 EELC this fall. Their participation and support will surely engage early childhood professionals who are seeking to gain more expertise in their careers through developmentally appropriate practices and educational training,” said Dr.Washington.
ChinaWise will be a Silver Sponsor for the 2019 EELC.
ChinaWise is working with the Council to bring the Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential to China. There are now six CDA® Credential holders and a Professional Development Specialist (PDSTM) in China. The need for more early childhood education teachers and CDA®Credential holders in China grew in 2016 when the country decided to rescind its one-child-per-family policy and allow two children per family.The CDA® will be needed more than ever to bring uniformity and exacting competencies to the ECE workforce.
The Council’s CDA® Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. It is based on a core set of competency standards that guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The Council works to ensure that the internationally transferable CDA® is a credible and valid credential recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.