Linda Hassan Anderson, vice president of education for Knowledge Universe, has been elected to the board of the Council of Professional Recognition (CDA Council). The CDA Council is a nonprofit promoting improved performance and recognition of early childhood education professionals. The CDA Council is most known for their Child Development Associate® National Credentialing Program.
“It’s a pleasure to join the Council for Professional Recognition and to advocate for professionalizing the early childhood education field through national credentialing and standards-based professional preparation,” said Hassan Anderson. “Regardless of program auspices, we all are committed to promoting a strong educational foundation for the teachers of our youngest learners, and I’m honored to lend my experience to the Council toward that goal.”
Between her current role leading curriculum development, implementation, and assessment at Knowledge Universe, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education, and her previous experience leading the Academy for Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Hassan Anderson has proven herself to be a deeply respected, highly successful advocate for children.
“Few people can surpass the depth and breadth of knowledge that Linda brings to bear,” said board President Paula J. Bloom, Ph.D. “She is a well-known expert in the field who will undoubtedly add value to our efforts to professionalize early care and education.”
“Linda comes to the Council’s board of directors at a time when we are making a significant push to position ourselves as a thought leader in the early care and education field,” said Dr. Valora Washington, CEO of the Council of Professional Recognition. “Her expertise, perspective and, most importantly, her leadership will help the Council chart a new course toward enhancing teacher quality.”