NSU Child and Family Network strives to meet all your training needs in a variety of ways for your convenience. In addition to the scheduled classes, we are available to conduct training conveniently at your site on a topic you select.
Child Development Associate (CDA) classes leading to an Ancillary Certificate
Approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), these courses are a combination of a face-to-face and online. The course includes all content for the CDA as well as portfolio completion assistance.
Onsite support helps teachers and directors improve their skills. Learn how to increase your CLASS scores by working with a trained coach. Clock hour training credit is provided for some sessions meeting certain qualifications.
An intensive, in-depth training series, MMCI helps participants improve CLASS scores exploring the various domains CLASS. MMCI training improves classroom interaction on which scores are based.
CPR and First Aid
CPR and First Aid training meet the requirements for licensing. American Heart Association HeartSaver Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid is a 3-hour course offered several times a month. Currently, CPR and First Aid are offered free for Type III early learning centers. A CPR and First Aid session can be scheduled specifically for your staff.
Workshops for Licensing and Health Department Credit
Numerous workshops are offered regularly at the Child and Family Network office in Shreveport and the Teacher Education Center in Natchitoches. Currently, all sessions except CPR are virtual. Sessions can be scheduled specifically for center sites. Topics are scheduled in all areas of child development, curricula, health and safety, and administration. These sessions are posted in our website calendar. Additionally, email notices and Facebook postings are often provided.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
CEU sessions are required on some level by Louisiana Pathways. Sessions must meet specific requirements to be counted as CEUs and are credited differently from clock-hour training. CEU sessions are usually 6 hours, and some are available as on-demand workshops.
On Demand Workshops
On demand sessions may be taken at any time and completed at your own pace. Choose from eighty-five topics for 3 clock-hour credits and five topics for 6-hour CEU credit. Online workshops may be considered on-demand training.
These online sessions may be taken from the convenience of your computer, tablet, or even your phone. Popular sessions meet the licensing requirements for staff orientation and transportation as well as provide 3 clock-hours of credit. Notices are emailed when webinars are scheduled.