University of Louisiana at Lafayette Child Development Center

160 East Lewis
Lafayette, LA 70504

Phone: 337-482-5739
Fax: 337-482-5249

childdevelopmentcenter@louisiana.edu
www.childdev.louisiana.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 7:15am - 5:15pm
Friday 7:15am - 12:45pm

Ages Serve
12 months - 6 years old

Center Capacity
101

Fees
Enrollment: Student Parents - $60, each semester thereafter - $25; Supply Fee: Fall/Spring $20

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
The Child Development Center strives for high quality child care and developmental programming.

Center Vision
To provide a quality, professional environment for the nurturing, care, and development of preschool children of the university community, obtained through the commitment to exceed minimum state child care standards and highly qualified employees.

Eligibility/Enrollment
To enroll, you must be affiliated with the University of Louisiana as a full- time student, faculty or staff member. The center is a student service and therefore student parents are given priority over staff/ faculty.

Documentation Needed
Parent Packet, Current Immunization Record, Current university class schedule

Services for Children with Special Needs
Services are provided.

Staff Credentials
Early Childhood Technical Diploma; Associates Degree in Early Childhood; Bachelor Degree, Health and Safety Coordinator, 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.

Assessment
ITERS(Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale) ; ECERS(Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale); Teaching Strategies GOLD; CLASS; ASQ:SE(Ages & States Questionnaire Social-Emotional); DSC(Developmental Skills Checklist)

Other
Quality Start Program - 4 Star; Type III Licensed; Child Care Assistance available; CCA Community Partner enrollment site

Lafayette Parish Early Childhood Community Network

In order to improve Early Childhood care and education throughout the parish, the school system, NSECD, Type III Early Learning Centers (Childcare), Head Start and Early Head Start have joined together to raise the level of expectations and birth-to-five standards to promote kindergarten readiness.