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.