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Educators Earn Professional Credentials

April 26, 2016 08:31 PM
Hopkins House announced today that nearly half of its Preschool Academy Classroom Aides, its entry level educator position, have earned a professional credential in early care and education.  Fourteen Classroom Aides earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in the past seven months alone.

Hopkins House policy requires that Teachers have a bachelor’s degree or higher upon hiring at its preschool academy; Assistant Teachers have an associate’s degree or higher upon hiring; Instructional Aides have a CDA and matriculating toward an associate’s degree or higher upon hiring; and, Classroom Aides earn a CDA within 12 months of hire.

This policy is the outgrowth of the organization’s long-term goal to strengthen the competency-based qualifications and set a minimum college degree qualification requirement for its preschool academy educators. 

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