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Child Development Services employees earn recognition

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer

Eight Child Development Services of Fremont County employees have been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of their outstanding work with young children. The recipients include Lisa Sanders, Pam Engelhart, Isabelle Hoenes, Thersa Rowell, Araceli Cleveland, Judy Raymond, Janet Votruba and Sheila Allen.

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.

CEO Valora Washington said that it is a great honor to earn a CDA because it shows a commitment to quality early childhood education.

"It takes a special knowledge, skills and expertise to be an effective teacher of young children," Washington said.

The CDA is a nationally recognized credential for the 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.

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