United Way of Acadiana

1515 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: 337-534-0683
Fax: 337-534-8004

annette.victor@unitedwayofacadiana.org
http://enrolllafayette.com/control/article_library/www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/earlyheadstart

Hours of Operation
7:30am - 2:30pm

Ages Serve
Pregnant women; children ages 6 weeks - 3 years old

Center Capacity
36 Center Based 39 Home Based

Fees
Free

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
UWA-EHS in partnership with the community and participating families, is dedicated to creating a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, nurturing, safe and healthy learning environment.

Center Vision
All children enter school healthy and ready to learn.

Staff Credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or related field, Staff participates yearly in various professional development trainings to further their education.

Eligibility/Enrollment
Meet federal poverty income guidelines; For home-based services, a child must be living with the parent/guardian and meet for 90 minutes each week; Live within the following zip codes: 70501, 70503, 70506, 70507

Documentation Needed
Parent - Identification

proof of residency

proof of income

medical proof of pregnancy

Child - birth record

immunization record

Services for Children with Special Needs
Children with identified special needs are assured the full range of services provided for all children, in addition to special needs designed and implemented to meet individual needs.

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

Other
Home-based services are provided to pregnant moms and children in the home environment, for children not enrolled in the center and include weekly, 90 minute home visits to provide support, guidance, information and child development services.

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.