Early Childhood Education Conference


Session 3: Q & A Panel

This workshop will allow participants to ask questions of and get answers from licensing specialists from various regions. 

     Core of Knowledge: 2.0 Clock Hours of Professionalism

Tina Diaduk, holds a B.A. degree from Bates College in Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood.  She has been a director of 3 centers in St. Mary’s County, MD, 2 of which were Christian based and one affiliated with St. Mary’s Hospital.  She was a certified MSDE Accreditation Validator and also a validator for NAEYC accreditation.  She held the positions of Accreditation Coordinator and Training Director at The Promise Resource Center.  Currently, she holds the position of licensing specialist with MSDE, Office of Child Care.

Erin Handley, has been a licensing specialist since 2016.  She coordinates, develops and holds trainings for center directors and potential in-home providers for the Anne Arundel County OCC office.  She has worked in childcare since 2000 moving up to the director position in 2005.  She was an Educational and Operational Director for eleven years for Childtime and The Goddard School before leaving childcare to come on board with Anne Arundel County, Region 1 licensing office. 

Thea Quible, has been working in the field of early childhood education for the last 19 years.  Early on in her career, she had the opportunity to impact children and families as a Pre-K teacher, child care center director as well as an early childhood coordinator while working as a Technical Assistant and Education Director with Arundel Child Care Connections.  In her current role as a Quality Assurance Specialist for Maryland EXCELS, she is now able to impact the lives of children, families, AND early childhood educators!  Her goal is to empower you so that you can be the best early childhood educator you can be and, in turn, impact the families and children enrolled in your programs.



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