Council for Professional Recognition Announces the Third Annual Early Educators Leadership Conference for Early Care Professionals and Leaders

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The Council for Professional Recognition (The Council), the premier organization dedicated to improved performance among early childhood educators, will host its third annual Early Educators Leadership Conference in Leesburg, Virginia.

The Council for Professional Recognition announces its third Annual Early Leadership Conference

"Our Early Educators Leadership Conference is an opportunity not just to network, but really get to the nuts and bolts of how to be an effective and dynamic leader in our industry."

The Council for Professional Recognition (The Council), the premier organization dedicated to improved performance among early childhood educators, will host its third annual Early Educators Leadership Conference (EELC) in Leesburg, Virginia, from October 12th to October 15th. Space for this conference is limited, and registration is now open and available online through our conference website.

“The Council for Professional Recognition recognizes the need for the leaders in the early care and education field to come together, connect, and communicate,” said Valora Washington, Ph.D., Council Chief Executive Officer. “Our Early Educators Leadership Conference is an opportunity not just to network, but to really get to the nuts and bolts of how to be an effective and dynamic leader in our industry. We’re really proud of this year’s panelists and speakers who will give our attendees powerful professional development tools to improve their leadership skills.”

This year’s conference tracks are Innovative Technology for Leaders, Collaborative Leadership, and Diversity and Equity in Leadership. Attendees will select a conference track for each full conference day — one for Thursday and another for Friday. Each track includes an expert panel session, workshop and synthesis lounge, all designed to help you accelerate your current leadership role. This conference will help attendees strengthen individual leadership skills and build the capacity to support professional development, employing strategies that enhance the quality of programs for young children, and promoting professional development for the next generation of early care and education professionals.

Lansdowne Resort is a Washington, D.C., area full-service luxury venue in Leesburg, Virginia. A recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award in every year of its existence, the resort combines impeccable service, understated luxury, and premium amenities. Situated in the heart of Virginia Wine Country on nearly 500 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River, the resort's accommodations encompass 296 luxury guest rooms, including 14 suites. Recognized as one of the finest conference centers in the country, Lansdowne’s 50,000 square feet of total meeting space has earned the resort an impeccable reputation as the Mid-Atlantic’s premier destination for meetings, conference and events. All EELC attendees will receive gourmet meals, daily snacks, access to the golf course and private amenities, and Wi-Fi service throughout the events.

For additional information, please contact the Council at CDAevents@cdacouncil.org.

ABOUT THE COUNCIL FOR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
The Council for Professional Recognition (The Council) promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children aged birth to 5 years old. The Council works to ensure all professional early childhood educators and caregivers meet the developmental, emotional, and educational needs of our nation’s youngest children. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education programs – Head Start, pre-K, infant-toddler, family child care, and home visitor programs. The Council is a non-profit leader in the early care and education arena with more than 40 years as an established credentialing organization, awarding its Child Development Associate® (CDA®) Credential to more than 370,000 early childhood educators.

The CDA® Credential represents expert consensus about what early educators should know and be able to do. It is a nationally recognized credential based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals on becoming qualified teachers of young children. The CDA® uses a specific set of time-tested, research-based tools that adhere to a set of standards to determine early childhood teacher competency. The CDA® is also included in many state-level Quality Review and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and a wide range of local community-based services for young children and their families.

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