An early care and education workforce that is appropriately skilled and trained is a major contributor to achieving the best possible child and family outcomes. 80 early care and education teachers are now better qualified having successfully completed a 10-month, 120-hour program to earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) national credential. The educators who are working hard to build their skills in early care and education are part of United Way’s 16 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program.