ABOUT THE COUNCIL FOR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages zero to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings –Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family child care, and home visitor programs. As a non-profit agency, the Council sets policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing, publishes the industry leading training books and workbooks, including the CDA Competency Standards and Essentials textbook and workbook (2ndedition) available in English and Spanish. www.cdacouncil.org
ABOUT ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Anne Arundel Community College For more than 50 years, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has proudly served the diverse needs of Anne Arundel County by bringing educational excellence and innovation to our community and region. Students of all ages continually redefine themselves through 225 programs of study and more than 3,500 courses.
Established in 1961, AACC is a fully accredited, nationally recognized, public, two-year institution and the largest single-campus community college in Maryland, serving nearly 50,000 students annually in credit and noncredit courses.
AACC offers credit programs leading to an associate degree or credit certificate that prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution or to move into an immediate career.
In addition, the college offers noncredit continuing professional education courses, 140 continuing education certificates and more than 30 workforce credentials to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. AACC also provides extensive lifelong learning opportunities for all ages.