SMILE - St. Joseph

236 St. DePorres Street
Broussard, LA 70518

Phone: 337-837-8201
Fax: 337-837-8275

msrich2u2000@yahoo.com
www.smilecca.org

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

Ages Serve
3-5 years old

Center Capacity
40

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

Admission Criteria

All information must be accurate and verifiable. If a student is selected for admission based on application information that is later determined to be false, the student may lose his admission to the program.