A Message from the CDEA President

Dear Life Shapers,

What a summer! We are celebrating 27 years of being the voice of and promoter for Christian early educators in the state of Florida!

Child Development Education Alliance (CDEA) exists to provide spiritual and professional support to the ongoing development of each of you, our Christian Life Shapers in the classroom. We are 563 members strong, founded on biblical principles and devoted to the social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of young children, all wrapped in a spiritual relationship with God. We are excited about our future and are poised for a new season of growth.

In May our Board of Directors met in Virginia to develop a three-year strategic plan to build on the solid foundation our Founder established, set a new vision for a national organization, and reinforce and improve our services to you and the early childhood education community nationwide.

In the coming months, we will be introducing our new membership database, Club Express. This tool expands membership benefits, increases our connections, and gives you access to and control of many other features! The upcoming year offers important development opportunities for the life of our organization.

As your president, please know that you are in my heart and I pray for you daily. We know that you and the children in your classrooms are critically important to the Lord Jesus. Being a Life Shaper is not just a job; it is a calling. As you pray and plan for a fabulous new school year, remember throughout this year your Heavenly Father goes before you, guiding your footsteps, guarding your path, and gifting you with the strength you will need to honor Him as you teach and mentor young children.

We exist to serve you, and we are honored.

Donna Thornton Roberts, CDEA President