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Regular updates for Council programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Important Updates for Council Programs & Services:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been affected by the recent devastating wildfires in Maui.
To support early childhood educators, families and communities, the Council is extending CDA® deadlines for those impacted by this crisis. This will support candidates who are in the process of obtaining a CDA initial or renewal credential. Additional details will be shared with affected CDA candidates through the YourCouncil online application system. In addition, if your CDA certificate was lost or destroyed resulting from the wildfires, the Council will replace the certificate at no cost.
For those seeking child care options during this time, please visit www.patchhawaii.org. PATCH has provided a list of child care options for Maui families affected by the wildfires on their homepage.
Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Council for Professional Recognition at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 424-4310 for more information. We’re here for you!
Being a PD Specialist allows me to share my expertise and genuine love of early childhood education. Being a PD Specialist is my Occupassion!
- Sherilynn Kimble, PD Specialist
I had been working with children for about three years when I was given the opportunity to obtain my CDA. During the process I was able to gain so much knowledge about all aspects of caring for chil...
- Tanesha Sanders, Texas
I started working at the University of Dubuque Childcare Center in October of 2009. I was hired as a floater to work with three age groups, Infants, Toddlers, and Twos. In August of 2010, I was assign...
- Rhonda Baule, Iowa
The great thing about having a CDA is that it is a national certification. I started in Florida and then moved to Louisiana where it was recognized and did help me in finding a job at the local Child ...
- Kendra Barnes, Louisiana
Starting a new job in the childcare arena was exciting! I knew that I enjoyed working with children, and it was a great opportunity to stay at home with my daughter. One year turned into two, and befo...
- Traci McNeil, Ohio
I am an Assistant VPK Teacher with a local childcare group. I had a director who encouraged me to get my CDA. My short journey had begun. I, too, was a little hesitant and fearful of failing when I sa...
- Gloria Williams, Florida
It is well worth it. When I received my Certificate for my Nationals in the mail, I cried I was so happy. I would also like to Thank my Director and my Assistant Director for really supporting me.
- Donna Hayes, Florida