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July 19 - 20, 2016
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October 27 - 28, 2016

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Member of the Month
Cindy Adams, Lake County Office of Education 

CCDAA’s June Member of the Month is Cindy Adams, from Lake County Office of Education. Cindy has served in the ECE field for 32 years. She started her career in Lake County when she realized there was a great need for teen parents to be able to finish school and know their baby was cared for while they worked to graduate. At that time she worked for a local school district where she developed and ran the teen parent program. She was offered the opportunity to be the Child Development Program Director at Lake County Office of Education in 1997 and has continued to grow their programs. Cindy kindly answered a few questions for us to share. Thank you and congratulations Cindy.    

What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far? The most rewarding part of this field for me is when I visit the preschools and afterschool programs. There, I get see, play with and hear from the children.  I find these visits make all the items at the office disappear for a while and make me feel great about why I do what I do.

If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
My advice to someone who is new in the administrative role: 1. First and foremost get connected to CCDAA.  In CCDAA you will find so many wonderful administrators who do what you do and they are so willing help, support and get you information that will guide you in your new role. 2. Don't forget to breathe!   

What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
When I came to Lake County Office of Education there were no ECE programs or afterschool programs and that is why I was asked to come to work for Lake COE!  Through many grant writing adventures I have been able to find funding for 13 preschools and 10 afterschool programs which serve our entire county, serving about 800-900 children daily.