SMILE - LA Avenue

1101 Louisiana Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: 337-266-9947
Fax: 337-266-9976

natrual2003@aol.com
www.smilecca.org

Hours of Operation
8:00am - 3:00pm

Ages Serve
Pregnant women, children 0-3 years old

Center Capacity
24

Network Mission Statement
The Lafayette Parish Early Childhood Network in collaboration with stakeholders are committed to reaching all at-risk children from infant to age five, ensuring a high-quality, inclusive educational setting.

Network Goal
All children enter Kindergarten ready to learn.

Center Mission Statement
SMILE Community Action Agency empowers people and communities for economic independence through education, human and social services.

Center Vision
Embracing a commitment to provide the highest quality of comprehensive services to children through collaboration with families, staff, and community, in order to ensure school readiness and successful achievement of life goals.

Eligibility/Enrollment
Family income at or below poverty level; 10% of families above poverty level; Age 3 before September 30th

Documentation Needed
Birth Certificate or Hospital Certificate; Updated Universal Shot Record; Proof of Income (W-2, 1040, award letter, etc.); Medical Card (if applicable)

Services for Children with Special Needs
Services provided as prescribed on an IFSP or an IEP.

Staff Credentials
Early Childhood Development Teachers - Bachelor's or Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related degree, Staff participates yearly in various professional development trainings to further their education.

Curriculum
The curriculum is based on the Louisiana Department of Education's Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards; Creative Curriculum

Assessment
Teaching Strategies GOLD; CLASS Observation

Early Head Start

Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from 6 weeks to age 3, as well as pregnant moms, in centers and in their own homes. Comprehensive development services include early learning, health and family well-being.