Member Spotlight: Nellie Ríos-Parra 

CCDAA is proud to recognize Nellie Ríos-Parra of Lennox School District State Preschool Program as the August 2018 Member of the Month. 

The CCDAA Member Spotlight is a forum to recognize and thank a member of CCDAA who has supported the Associations' endeavors. We hope you will enjoy learning about fellow members. 

Nellie Ríos-Parra operates with a servant leader approach and paradigm. Since 2001, she serves as the Director of the Lennox School District State Preschool Program. In 2013, she was asked to also serve as the Director of the School
Readiness Centers.

She is dedicated to serving children, families and educators with the goal of ensuring high academic student success, starting from cradle and continuing through college and career. She enjoys contributing to and creating a climate of care while ensuring a high-quality program and services are extended to all. Ms. Rios-Parra kindly answered our questions.

Read the rest of Nellie's story by clicking here!

Why Join CCDAA?
We are a group of highly focused and committed professionals covering the spectrum of State funded early care and education programs, that share a common goal; to work together to solve problems, develop best practices and be a passionate advocate in California. 

Advocacy/Legislation: Stay informed on legislative, advocacy and budget issues that matter to ECE programs, including Member-Only legislative updates. 

Networking: Connect with over 1000 ECE peers, representing over 50% of CDE contractors in California, allowing you to make professional contacts in your industry and within your specialty. Gain access to CCDAA's Member Connect Community Listserv!

Education/Professional Development: Save with special member pricing to experience the most valuable industry conferences and workshops in our profession. Industry leaders and government agencies come together to teach and share the most up-to-the-minute information for our community. 

Above all, you become part of a community of state-funded early education leaders working to create a brighter future for California's families!

Please join us! If you are a new member, click here to register online or download the form herePlease note that it may take up to one business day for your membership to become active online.

Current members may renew their membership by downloading the membership form and faxing to (916) 443-5924 or by email to [email protected].

Membership Types
CCDAA offers a variety of membership levels to serve the needs of all! Anyone who is active in any aspect of the early care and education community and interested in supporting the objectives of CCDAA is welcome to become a member. CCDAA's membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. 

Comprehensive: Those persons who currently work, or have recently worked in publicly funded early care and education programs and related services including area experts, non-administrative and support positions. Comprehensive membership includes all the rights and privileges of membership.  

Affiliate: Affiliate members must be associated with and employed by the same agency as a Comprehensive member. Affiliate membership privileges include event and publication discounts and all written communications received by the general membership.

Associate: Persons in associated early care and education fields but not publicly funded agencies. 

Retired: Those who are no longer employed in the ECE industry, but would like to stay connected. 

Industry: Those businesses and organizations who feature products or services that benefit early care and education programs.

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