JUNEAU - The Tlingit & Haida Head Start program recently announced that the following staff were awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of their outstanding studies and work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.
Staff awarded were Frederick G. Yates, teacher aide at the Juneau Taashuka' Center; Frances Oyloe, teacher aide at the Juneau Valley Center; Reubena Karlson-Schwab, teacher aide at the Juneau Taashuka' Center; and Stacy Roberts, lead teacher at the Juneau-Douglas Center.
Every candidate for the CDA credential is observed working with young children by an early childhood professional. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.
The Tlingit & Haida Head Start program has a total of 22 CDA credentialed staff and seven staff with Associate of Arts degrees, bachelor's or master's degrees in education.