Upcoming Events

Spring Technical Assistance 2015
Northern Location
April 8-9, 2015
Hyatt Creek Inn, Santa Rosa

Southern Location
April 23-24, 2015
Crowne Plaza, Redondo Beach

Legislative Day
March 4, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Sacramento

Improving Quality in ECE Programs & Investing in California's Future
March 13, 2015
7 locations across the state

Analysis of the Governor's 2015-16 Budget May Revise
May 15, 2015
7 locations across the state

 

Member of the Month for February 2015: Birgit Monks

For the month of February, CCDAA would like to recognize Birgit Monks, our long time Member from Chaffey College Child Development Center.

What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far?

The most rewarding aspect of my career in early education has been seeing the impact our work has on children and families. Many times, children and families we served in the past visit to share their stories, memories, and how our programs made a difference in their lives. Some of them even join the field of early childhood education in an effort to give back to the community.

If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?

An advice I would give someone who is new in the administrative role is to connect and network with other administrators. When I first started, I was very lucky to join CCDAA where I met experienced administrators who took me under their wings and taught me how to complete certain tasks or to handle difficult issues. I also believe it is very important to establish collaborative relationships with state and licensing agencies from the beginning. In my experience, they are always willing to provide support and guidance.