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The Founder

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. 

The Team

Alexander Dahdad

Empowered Child Care Consulting, Inc.

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

  1. Pursuing B.S. in Accounting at Oakland University

  2. Held an internship with a global automotive company learning Business Enterprise Software’s such as ORACLE

  3. Processing invoices and assisting with Bank Reconciliations

  4. Assisted the Treasury Team with quarterly earnings reports to CFO

  5. Nearly 4 years of relevant office experience

Alexander Dahdah- Co-Founder

Learning and Development Specialist

Inhouse bookkeeper

Said Dahdah

Empowered Child Care Consulting, Inc.

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 in Child Development and he is a CPR instructor as well as he is very proud to have attended the Macomb Community College at the age of 55 and been a major part of translating the CDA Competency Standards Books into Arabic.


Senior Arabic Translator/Editor

Certified CPR/First Aid Trainer (AHA &

Fatimeh Makled

Empowered Child Care Consulting, Inc.

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

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