Teachers earn education credentials

AMHERST – Seven childcare professionals from Sunrise Children’s Center in Amherst were recently awarded credentials recognizing their qualifications and commitment to early childhood education from The New Hampshire Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration. The certifications were presented at the 20th Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals in Pembroke on April 10.

“The staff at Sunrise takes immense pride in our learning environment and the quality of the early childhood education services we provide, and these new credentials exemplify their ongoing commitment to professional development and lifelong learning,” said Gwen Starr, director at Sunrise Children’s Center. “On behalf of everyone at Sunrise, we extend congratulations to those who achieved this new professional credential and the positive impact it has on the children we serve.”

Congratulations to: Sarah Dupuis, assistant director, of Wilton, Amber Goodwin of Wilton, Lisa MacKenzie of Mont Vernon, Nara Cornell of Milford, Ann Sprankle of Weare, Clarice Davis of Lyndeborough, Nancy Gagnon of Amherst.

The recognition honors and celebrates the work that early childhood professionals perform every day, including ongoing professional development in teaching young children and supporting families. Credentials were presented by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers and NH DHHS Credentialing Specialist Jaime Calcagni.

Conveniently located in Amherst, New Hampshire, Sunrise Children’s Center is a warm and nurturing environment for children, with staff that honors their role in each child’s education and development. Sunrise offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages six weeks to age four, before and after-school and summer and vacation programs for children up to fourth grade.

Sunrise is a program of Regional Services and Education Center that provides challenging and supportive environments for students unable to thrive in traditional school settings.