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Need Help Finding Child Care? Click here:  CFN-Referrals  or call our office: Toll free: 1(800) 796-9080 or Shreveport office: 318-677-3176 or Alexandria/Natchitoches office 318-484-2184 ext. 125     

Directors do you need to conduct orientation for a new staff member?

Take an NSU CFN Webinar

Free for Type III (Class A) Centers $10 for others


Participate both days for 3 clock hours of training credit for licensing, CDA, and Pathways


Send registration form by email to or FAX to 318 677-3169 to receive a link to participate

For more information call 677-3176

Duplicate the form if more than 2 from your center are participating.

We need individual information for attendance records.

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Our CDA Program

NSU Early Childhood Gateway: A Path to CDA and the Ancillary Certificate BESE Approved Program

Why do you need a CDA?                                                                                                                              Lead teachers working in Type III licensed child care centers will be required to have the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate as a minimum credential beginning July 2019. Lead teachers in Type III child care centers will be required to have the certificate within 24 months of their start date as a lead teacher. Teachers working in Type III centers can earn the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate through several qualiffying credentials. More information about the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate can be found in the Early Childhood Ancillary Teaching Certificate FAQ.

How to enroll:                                                                                                                                       Contact Kim Duncan - or 318-677-3153  

Continuing Education Hours for licensing: What do we offer?

  • Face to face workshops
  • Online workshops
  • Webinars
  • Onsite workshops at your center

Click on the links to the right for more information.