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
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
This New Virtual World….What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner? By Holly Harris As Early Childhood Educators, we have spent our entire careers honing our skills to teach young children in person. We have learned how to guide a child with a simple look, a question, or a touch of a hand. And poof! Almost overnight our field has been turned … [Read more...] about This New Virtual World…. What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner?
Supporting Parents During School Closures By the Center for Development and Learning With childcare centers and schools closed, the Center for Development and Learning has turned its attention to supporting parents during this unusual time. We know how difficult it is to balance remote working while homeschooling children with minimal guidance … [Read more...] about Supporting Parents During School Closures