PBMC Childcare Center Teachers
Earn Child Development Credentials
From left, Pat Porter of Owls Head, Gail Widdecombe of Rockland and Jo-Anne Ames of Owls Head, three teachers at Penobscot Bay Medical Center's Creative Leaning and Childcare Center, have received the CDA credential, awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC, which represents the early childhood education profession.
The Penobscot Bay Medical Center Creative Learning and Childcare Center is pleased to announce that three teachers at the center have earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.
Jo-Anne Ames and Pat Porter, both from Owls Head, and Gail Widdecombe from Rockland all received the CDA credential, awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC, which represents the early childhood education profession. This is the only major national effort to improve early childhood education and care by evaluating and recognizing the skills of individuals providing care.
As part of the CDA assessment process, every candidate for the CDA credential is observed working with young children or families by an early childhood professional. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.
For more information on the CDA credential, child care staff and parents can write to the Council for Professional Recognition at 2460 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-3547, or call (202) 265-9090 or toll-free (800) 424-4310. The PBMC Creative Learning and Childcare Center is online at pbmc.org/childcare.