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Info Session: Bilingual CDA Course in Arabic

4:00 PM EDT
4:30 PM EDT

Webinars The Academy

Program: Bilingual CDA Course in Arabic

Arabic-speaking teachers, would you like to join a CDA bilingual course from The Academy at NHSA?
We invite you all to attend a webinar to explore the new bilingual course The Academy is offering. We recognize there is a large Arabic-speaking community nationwide, and now this course is available. Please come and learn more!

Learning Objective: To raise awareness about the bilingual CDA course now available in Arabic and other resources available to support learners.


Najwa Dahdah is the Founder and CEO of Empowered Child Care Consulting, Inc., established in 2016 to enhance community development and provide training in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for bilingual and underserved groups. Fluent in Arabic, she plays multiple roles including CDA Trainer, mentor, Professional Development Specialist, Pre-K CLASS observer and CDA Council Midwest Region CAN Ambassador. With over 25 years of experience, she has trained more than 3,500 CDA students and has provided training to Head Start programs in Michigan, focusing on the Head Start standards, CLASS Observations, and teacher mentoring. Additionally, she has supported the Michigan Association for Early Childhood Education (MIAEYC) by hosting CDA resource days statewide. Najwa is also the founder and CEO of Empowered Community Outreach Services (ECOS), a 501c3 non-profit providing resources to underserved communities. Najwa holds a master’s degree in ECE leadership/administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a bachelor’s in ECE from Rochester University. She is committed to advancing culturally and linguistically responsive education and leads Arabic translation services for the ECE community.

Moderator: Zuly Vazquez