As you may be aware, the Council for Professional Recognition
launched the revised Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialing Program on
June 1, 2013.
At Ideal Early Learning, LLC, we are proud to announce that our
Online CDA Course”
is updated and aligned with the new CDA assessment
process and ready for use.
Remember, anyone applying for the national CDA Credential on
June 1, 2013 or after must adhere to the new assessment process.
Our Founder and Managing Partner, Dr. Bisa Lewis, reports, “The
new CDA assessment process is much more streamlined. I am excited that the Council for Professional Recognition listened to the ECE community and launched such a comprehensive credentialing
process. I am very pleased with the changes.”
Ideal ECE continues to keep up with changing trends in the
early childhood profession, so our clients receive the most effective and up-to-date
training! Visit our Training page
to check out more course offerings.
Let's change the future one training at a
Quality early learning programs
offer a variety
of developmentally appropriate
activities and materials with duplicates
of favorite toys and materials.
Books, materials, and toys are rotated based on targeted skills and children’s
TRASH into TREASURE by placing reusable containers and packages in the learning
environment. Save money by recycling boxes, bottles and other reusable ‘trash’.
Also, try homemade books
research on child development suggests that, among other methods, children
learn best through novelty, relevance, and a balance of active and quiet activities
throughout each day.
What's in these containers? From left to right:
- Bottle 1 contains hair beads in clear hair gel.
- Bottle 2 contains flower vase gel beads (fillers).
- Bottle 3 contains hair beads in liquid soap.
Parents and teachers are invited to visit our RESOURCES
more useful early learning websites and topics of interest.
Because children ARE our future!
Each year, children all over the
country are celebrated during the month of April with a special week designated
by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the
“Week of the Young Child” (WOYC).
Since 1971, NAEYC has engaged the
community in celebrating children and services for families through WOYC.
According to NAEYC, “The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus
public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to
recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.”
This year, WOYC is celebrated April 14-20, 2013.
Check out these wonderful WOYC activities and resources
that NAEYC has provided for communities,
families and early care and education programs.
Whether you have completed the
required 120 hours of Child Development Associate (CDA) training, are currently
enrolled in a CDA course, or are simply interested in learning more about the
national CDA assessment process, this training is essential.
how to successfully organize your CDA
Professional Resource File and prepare for
national CDA assessment. Also, learn about changes to the
national CDA assessment process (CDA 2.0) and prepare for transition.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
United Way of Greater Atlanta
4 Hours of Training
On March 8, 2013, Ideal ECE Founder and Managing Partner, Dr. Bisa, attended a Reception hosted at Care Solutions, Inc. where a representative from the Council for Professional Recognition presented the new Child Development Associate (CDA) 2.0 process.
Dr. Bisa reflects, "This event enabled early care professional development providers to clarify information directly FROM the Council, as well as offer recommendations and commendations directly TO the Council. I enjoyed the intimate atmosphere!"
We encourage all ECE practitioners, along with training and education providers, to download the CDA 2.0 Transition Guide
for details on the new process. It is extremely helpful and will answer almost all your questions.
Photo credit: ProSolutions Training, Inc.
Ideal ECE continues to keep up with changing trends in the field, so our clients receive the most effective and updated training!
Let's change the future one training at a time!
We met so many new early
childhood educators at Georgia Southern University’s 26th Annual Southern Conference on Children
in Statesboro, GA! Our Founder and
Managing Partner, Dr. Bisa, was the keynote speaker and presented two breakout
sessions. Dr. Bisa reports she had a ball singing, dancing, and interacting
with the conference participants. What a time!
We want to especially
thank everyone who attended Dr. Bisa’s book signing!
If you did
not have the opportunity to participate, you may purchase Let’s Potty! online
who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
- John Cotton Dana
According to research, early learning programs that employ at least
one teacher with an in-field college degree usually offer higher quality care
and education than programs that do not.
The national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is an entry-level
award and enables childcare providers to learn quality early care principles in
13 functional areas. The CDA credential is a great start to a higher education
in the early care and education profession! We encourage our CDA course
graduates to continue the journey to earn a college degree in the field.
Interested in taking or hosting an
“Ideal CDA Course” in your area? Contact us by phone at 678-632-4085 or via
email at email@example.com
. Be sure to
join our mailing list
so you can receive updates on new course offerings. WE OFFER COURSES ON-SITE
well as ONLINE
We need Ideal ECE; because, children ARE our future!
We are pleased to share that our Founder and Managing
Partner, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, is presenting at the 2012 National Association
for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo in
Atlanta this week. This is the nation’s largest conference for early childhood
can you find Dr. Bisa?
Training, a Bronze Sponsor of the
event will be hosting Dr. Bisaat their booth in the
Exhibit Hall for a book signing on Friday,
Nov. 9, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, where they will be promoting their high
quality early care and education courses. Please stop by to greet Dr. Bisa and her
friends at ProSolutions Training in Booth #2720.
- On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10:00-11:30 AM, Dr. Bisa will present a
session entitled, "Assess-Evaluate-Plan: Using Developmentally Appropriate
Themes and Projects to Connect Authentic Assessment and Curricular
Planning" (presentation #670 - listed on pg. 103 of the NAEYC
- Immediately following
Dr. Bisa’s presentation on Saturday,
Nov. 10 from 11:45 AM-1:00 PM, please join her at the School Specialty
booth (#1420) in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool. School
Specialty is a proud distributor of WINGS Curriculum, which is authored by Dr.
Bisa. Who knows, you may even catch Dr. Bisa in the School Specialty booth on
Wednesday evening, during the reception!
Hope to see you at NAEYC!
At Ideal ECE, we train a vast amount of teachers around the country, but
none more than Easter Seals, Head Start, and Early Head Start. We so enjoy
training these teachers, because they come with so much knowledge about child
development and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices! Even
though they participate in many more hours of training each year than the average
early learning program, they still come ready to learn more. We love it!!!
Our Founder, Dr. Bisa presented “Making Story Time Count: Learning to
Read and Write from Infancy-Age 5” and “Weathering the Storm: Proactive Methods
for Guiding Child Behavior” to 70 early
childhood teachers from Easter Seals, Head Start, and Early Head Start, last
week in Athens, Georgia. We received
feedback via email from a course participant who reflects, “Thanks so much for making your trainings
fun, interactive, and educational. Thanks, Annette”. This
participant is currently enrolled in graduate school earning an advanced degree
in education, so we are patting ourselves on the back, because she felt our
courses were beneficial to her work with young children. Mission accomplished!
Check out course descriptions for ourmost popular sessions. We generally assign consultants
in our company to present these training sessions; however, agencies and
programs can specifically requestDr. Bisaas
a featured, highlighted, or keynote speaker. Topics can be customized according
to need or event theme.
We need Ideal ECE, because children ARE our future!
Congratulations to the graduates who completed the course through the UWMA partnership. Dr. Bisa boasts that you were one of the most impressive groups of women she has ever had the pleasure of teaching. She was pleasantly surprised by the card and $150 cash you gifted her at the Culminating Celebration and will let you know where she decides to take the trip you recommended. The UWMA staff highly appreciated the "quillows" you made and gifted them, as well. What an awesome class!
United Way of Metro Atlanta paid $1200 for each course participant, in addition to the $325 CDA Assessment Application fee for those who do not qualify for Scholarships. Wow! Talk about donor dollars at work...
Now that CDA course work is complete, it’s time to get those Direct Assessment Applications in the mail to the Council for Professional Recognition. Anyone who has completed a CDA course anywhere can check out our blog post, “I Completed CDA Training, Now What” for further support in completing the national CDA Assessment process. Finishing the 120 hours of training is just the beginning.
Interested in taking or hosting an “Ideal CDA Course” in your area? Contact us by phone at 678-632-4085 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to join our mailing list, so you can receive updates on new course offerings. WE OFFER COURSES ON-SITE, as well as ONLINE!
We need Ideal ECE! Because, children ARE our future!