CDA Cornerstones Program By Mary Mills, Director of Early Childhood Cornerstones Program What is CDA? CDA stands for Child Development Associate and is the best first step that individuals can take to work effectively with children and families. As of July 2019, all lead teachers at Louisiana Type III childcare centers must obtain CDA … [Read more...] about CDA Cornerstones Program
Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT In recent days, the Louisiana Department of Education has found itself on the receiving end of $2 million from the Louisiana legislature, earmarked to combat an ongoing, significantly critical epidemic plaguing our state – early childhood … [Read more...] about Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation
Louisiana Legislative Recap By Michael Willis The Louisiana Legislature Adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday, June 30th, and barring catastrophe will be gone for the rest of the summer. There is already talk that they will be reconvening for another Legislative Special Session in October. Now to our recap! This Legislative Extraordinary … [Read more...] about Louisiana Legislative Recap
Nurturing Powerful Interactions During Early Childhood How Parent-Child Interactions Can Affect Learning and Development By Mary Mills As I reminisce on my early years, the small and meaningful interactions with my primary caregivers come to mind right away. I still remember my mother incorporating a mini math lesson as we baked my … [Read more...] about Nurturing Powerful Interactions During Early Childhood
Impact and Insights - Directors of Louisiana Child Care Centers are Anxious to Help in the Reopening of the State By Holly Harris The Center for Development and Learning checked in with directors of child care centers throughout the state of Louisiana to check the pulse of the reopening process. Directors are as ready to reopen as … [Read more...] about Impact and Insights – Directors of Louisiana Child Care Centers are Anxious to Help in the Reopening of the State
Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read? How a commonly used strategy can have negative, long-lasting effects on students. By Alana Mangham Last week, an educator friend reached out to discuss her plans for the upcoming academic year with teacher support structures to put into place since we know students will return with … [Read more...] about Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read?