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(337) 965-0424
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(337) 965-0424

Children First Professional Development Center

Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program

child development center

Partnerships with the following:

  • Calcasieu Parish Lead Agency/Early Childhood Director
  • University of Florida
  • Childcare Directors
  • Headstart Directors
  • Resource and Referral Technical Assistants
  • Retired Early Childhood Administrators
  • Calcasieu Parish Lead Agency Early Childhood Director
Candidate's Professional Development Process:
  • Eight online courses ( Nine college credits)
  • 4 Terms - Each Term is 9 weeks with 2 weeks off in between
  •  Two courses per term
  •  Graduate Program 
  • Receive CDA
  • Receive Louisiana Ancillary
Facilitated Instruction:
  • Face to Face time with instructor / coach  twice a month
  • Opportunities for reflection, feedback and peer collabortion within facilitated community of practice sessions
Coaching/Mentoring Support:
  • Embedded throught the course work
  • Target 3 times per course
  • On Site Program Coaching
"Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from new perspectives, and setting your sights on new horizons."
Author, Elena Aguilar
Sista, "we got your back!"
Applied Practice Experiences:
  • 4 hours per course
  • Each course included job embedded strategies for practicing learned skills
Cost to Candidates:
  • ​​Tuition will be paid for by LA Pathways Scholarship for qualiftying candidates
  • Candidates must remain in Good Academic standing
Candidates understands and agrees to the following to be sucesssful in the program:
  • Mastery of 80% of  coursework through forum post, reflection post, strategy planning forms and final mastery project.
  • Students agrees to attend 80% of all scheduled face-to-face meetings
  • 100% completion of applied practiice experience.  
  • Candidates agrees to complete the 8 month program. 
Upon completion of program, you will meet all requirements for Ancillary Certificate and  we will guide and prepare you for the CDA process and national exam.  We encourage your educational degree.
Welcome to the best steps to changing and advancing your life while moving your career forward.
Once you receive your Ancillary Certificate/CDA, you can receive over $1,600.00 each year on your Louisiana tax return, possibly receive more money on your job, get a promotion, become a director of a early learning program or return back to college.​

Call Us Today At (337) 965-0424

Children First Professional
Development Center

700 Reigel Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone: (337) 965-0424
Cell: (337) 263-3739
Fax: (337) 562-2478

In Business Since 2012

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