Najwa Dahdah is the founder and owner of Empowered Child Care Consulting, Inc. (ECCC), a childcare training and consulting company. Created in 2016 in response to a need for professional
development for human service workers, ECCC prepares childcare professionals and Center Directors to better serve children, families, and the community. Najwa is a bilingual (Arabic and English) childcare expert with over 19 years of early childhood work experience in both home-based (family and group) and center-based programs.
As one of Metro-Detroit’s outstanding spokespersons for children, Najwa has partnered with community-based organizations to improve childcare by providing evidence-based, culturally competent education. Prior to working in early childhood education, Najwa enjoyed a successful career in banking management for 7 years where she excelled in operations (e.g. policy development and implementation and recording keeping).
Najwa earned an associate of applied science in child development from Schoolcraft College, a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from Rochester University, and a Master’s of Arts in Early Childhood Leadership/Administration from the University of Michigan Dearborn.
Alexander has held numerous internship positions in multiple industries and is always looking for ways to sharpen his accounting/office expertise. The reason Alexander was so fascinated with the field of Accounting is that he loves problem-solving and the way businesses and organizations need to solve problems and make critical decisions constantly. This constant need for business decisions brings a challenge that a solid background in Accounting will equip the necessary knowledge for.
Experience & Qualifications List
Pursuing B.S. in Accounting at Oakland University
Held an internship with a global automotive company learning Business Enterprise Software’s such as ORACLE
Processing invoices and assisting with Bank Reconciliations
Assisted the Treasury Team with quarterly earnings reports to CFO
Nearly 4 years of relevant office experience
Alexander Dahdah- Co-Founder
Learning and Development Specialist
Said Dahdah is a proud member of a wonderful team that offered tremendous work to the community. Said also helped with the creation and growth of Welcoming Empowered Network.
Said has a lot of experience of Child Development and he is a CPR instructor as well as he is very proud to attend the Macomb Community College at the age of 55 and be a major part of translating the CDA Competency Standards Books into Arabic.
Senior Arabic Translator/Editor
Certified CPR/First Aid Trainer (AHA &
Proud and Blessed mother of four kids. I have been in child care for 15 years and loving it more and more each year. My goal is to make an impact on each child’s life for a brighter future. Seeing a child’s smile motivates me day after day. I currently have my CDA and pursuing my Associate degree in Early childhood education. As an Administrative and support staff for Empowered Childcare Consulting, I find great joy in supporting the CDA students with the most recent best practices in ECE as they begin their CDA journey.
Administrative and Support