TUPPER LAKE - Michelle Huggins-Boyea of Tupper Lake (originally of Peru) has been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., awards credentials to early childhood educators who demonstrate the ability to constructively work with young children in group settings.
"It takes special knowledge, skills, and expertise to be an effective teacher of young children," says Valora Washington, CEO of the Council. "It's a great honor to earn a CDA and it shows a commitment to quality early childhood education."
The CDA is a nationally recognized credential for excellence in early childhood education. Each CDA candidate is observed working with young children and is assessed on his/her ability to develop physical, emotional, and intellectual capabilities of young children.
Huggins-Boyea has a business called "Babies and Beyond: Excellence in Early Childhood Education". She does preschool age tutoring/school readiness, early childhood Spanish, self- esteem facilitator for girls age 7-18, private nanny services, and is a PITC trained Early Childhood educators trainer.