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                           CDA Informational Meetings

NSU Child and Family Network

? ? ? Questions ? ? ?

Learn how you can become eligible for the Ancillary Certificate soon to be required for all lead teachers in publically funded early learning centers!


*New CDA Courses starting in August leading to the ancillary certificate

*La Pathways Scholarship so there’s no cost to you


* Monday, July 11 - 12:00 noon Leesville

Vernon Parish Library


*Monday, July 11 - 6:00 pm Marksville

Early Childhood Development Center


*Wednesday, July 13 - 12:00 & 6:00 pm Alexandria

Learning Center for Rapides Parish


Tuesday, July 19 -  12:00 & 6:00 pm Shreveport

NSU Child and Family Network

                                             Chose the session most convenient for you

 What will a CDA do for ME ? ? ?

·        The CDA Credential is recognized nationwide and is a good way to meet the ancillary certificate requirements

·        CDA classes will give you clock hours required by licensing

·        A CDA Credential and one-year experience qualifies you for the School Readiness Tax Credit on the Louisiana Pathways classroom track if you meet the additional 6 month employment requirement at a star rated center.

For questions or more information, contact our offices at: 318 484-2184 ext. 125, 318 677-3176, or 800 796-9080 




  Important Notice about New CDA classes

CDA classes throughout Louisiana are being updated acnd now require BESE approval for you to qualify for a scholarship.  The April meeting of BESE has been cancelled and thus the beginning of the class has been delayed.  We anticipate the new CDA classes beginning late summer of 2016 and will continue to keep you updated.  In the meantime, we want to work with your staff who need to finish up under the prior CDA program and the extra time can help us accomplish that. Call your Technical Assistant for any questions about any staff who wants to finish this spring. NSU-Child and Family Network

 Now Available! CEU Sessions Online.

 Get CEU credit at your convenience. See the online workshop topics by clicking on the link here Online Workshops

 Northwestern State University Child and Family Network is part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, in the College of Science and Technology of NSU. Child and Family Network provides services in 21 parishes throughout Central and Northwest Louisiana.