Upcoming Events

CCDAA Statewide Membership Meeting
September 11, 2015
7 Locations Across the State

CCDAA Family Fees Training
September 3, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

September 9, 2015
Stockton, CA

CCDAA Eligibility and Need Training
September 29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
October 6, 2015
Stockton, CA

October 8, 2015
Fresno, CA

CCDAA Fall Technical Assistance

October 28 - 30, 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento

CCDAA Great Administrators Seminar
July 19 - 20, 2016
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach



Member of the Month for September 2015: Lupe Jaime

We are  pleased to announce that Lupe Jaime is CCDAA's Member of the Month for September 2015.  Lupe is CCDAA's Central Section Vice President and is Director of Early Care and Education with the Fresno County Office of Education. She took a few moments out of her busy day to answer questions about her experiences.

What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far? 
Early Care and Education is a very rewarding field.  We are lucky to be the catalysis and advocates for our future.  One of the most rewarding moments for me was when I had the opportunity to operate a State Childcare center, infants to preschool. Not only was I reminded everyday by the children and families why we do what we do, but being able to work along a dedicated staff is priceless and quite humbling.

If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
Fortunately in my 15+ years in this field, I’ve had the opportunity to grow and learn many things through trial and error in my administrative role.  A pearl of wisdom for a new administrate is to network and connect with fellow experience administrators.  This field is full with pioneers that are the historians of the field and the luminaries. Their knowledge and wisdom is incredible.  In addition, they are always willing to support a fellow new administrator.

What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
So far, my proudest accomplishment in my career is finishing up my education.  As a second language learner, and a full-time working adult, education was not easy to achieve.  Although I took the longer track than most of my peers, having my daughter and family experience seeing me achieve my Post Graduate degree was priceless.