Statement On Nashville School Shooting

March 28, 2023
For Immediate Release :
March 28, 2023
For More Information :

Usma Mohamed

WASHINGTON — Dr. Calvin E. Moore, Jr., the CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, issued the following statement:

“Our education community and the whole world, in fact, is once again pulled together in shock and grief over a senseless act of extreme violence. This tragedy is especially painful for those who work in early childhood education as The Covenant School in Nashville serves students from preschool through sixth grade. We must pledge that such settings should be free from unspeakable acts that threaten the safety of everyone. Schools, especially those that serve young children, should always be places where each person feels cared for and nurtured.

We encourage those in need to seek the help and mental health support they may need in processing this school shooting.”

The Council also highlights these available resources:


The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings including Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family childcare, and home visitor programs. As a nonprofit organization, the Council sets policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing. To date, close to one million Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials have been issued around the world. For more information, visit


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