Michele McEdward, center, a member of Gastineau Elementary School's support staff, who works in the RALLY before- and after-school child care program, was awarded a Child Development Associate credential from the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession. CDA candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with families, children and co-workers to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment. Pictured behind McEdward are, from left, Asher Aanrud, Izabella Tobin-Francisco, Malia Miller, Sherrod Miller, JJ Mosher, Philip Huntley, Vanessa Kramer and Quin Gist. In front of McEdward are, from left, Tori Martin, Adele Hagevig, Adrieanna Francisco, Sean Voss and Zachary Martin.
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