NSU Child and Family Network offer a variety of services to assist early learning programs and families in Northwest and Central Louisiana. Child and Family Network is a part of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development. CFN assists owners and providers of early education programs as well as families who want information or resources.
Our major services are professional development, resources for providers, and referrals for families.
Program Improvement Strategies
Classroom Assessment and Scoring System Observations
CFN staff are available to conduct CLASS observations for parish school systems and early learning centers for Preschool, Toddler, and Infant. All Child Care Specialists are certified in one or more. Training is available for individuals to become reliable.
National Program for Playground Safety Assessments
Three staff members are cerified to conduct playground safety inspections and make recommendations for improvement. Call us if you need help ensuring that your playground is safe and supports children’s development.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS and ITERS) Assessments
Classroom assessments using these tools help programs make improvements in their classroom equipment and set-ups for preschool children, infants, and toddlers.
How Can We Help?
For more information concerning training we offer or our program, please see the About Us or Resources section of our website. Or, reach out to us by submitting a message through our contact form on the right.