Pumpkin Patch teachers earn CDA Credentials
Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 9:06 pm
Three teachers at Pumpkin Patch Daycare in Union City have been awarded Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentials in recognition of outstanding work with young children.
They include Teena Lairy and Lori Riley, both of Union City, and Kathy Gockley of Martin.
The credentials were awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession.
CDA is the only major national effort to improve early childhood education and care by evaluation and recognition of the skills of individuals providing care. The first credential was awarded over 30 years ago and, now, 49 states and the District of Columbia, include CDA in their childcare licensing regulations.
Every candidate for the credential is observed working with young children or families by an early childhood professional, according to the council.
In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children’s physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Published in The Messenger 7.5.10