Local Business

Vroman awarded Child Development Association credentials

CRYSTAL LAKE – Diana Vroman of Crystal Lake Park District Grand Oaks Child Care has been awarded Child Development Association credentials 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 care for our nation's youngest.


Located at 1401 W. Route 176 in Crystal Lake, Grand Oaks Child Care is licensed by the Department of Children & Family Services and provides children ages 3-5 years old (toddler certification, starting at 15 months, pending), a quality child care and education program. The daily schedule includes literacy, music, art and dramatic play. Breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily.

In addition to traditional full or half day enrollment, Grand Oaks Child Care offers a flexible scheduling option in the form of a 10-Day Punch Pass.

For more information, call 815-459-0680.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.