Local awarded Child Care Credential

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lisa Jones-Dorsey of LaPlace has been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., awards credentials to early childhood educators who demonstrate the ability to constructively work with young children in group settings.

“It takes special knowledge, skills and expertise to be an effective teacher of young children,” said Valora Washington, CEO of the Council. “It’s a great honor to earn a CDA and it shows a commitment to quality early childhood education.”

The CDA is a nationally recognized credential for excellence in early childhood education. Each CDA candidate is observed working with young children and is assessed on his/her ability to develop the physical, emotional and intellectual capabilities of young children.

The CDA community nationwide is having a positive effect on the quality of early childhood education by helping preschools, day care centers and family child care programs hire qualified and competent professionals who ensure the best for our nation’s youngest.

Child care staff and parents wanting more information on CDA should visit www. cdacouncil. org.

“Ms. Lisa” is a Pre K-4 teacher at Crescent City School in Metairie and a resident of LaPlace, Summerlin Lake subdivision.