Quality child care offers age appropriate social and educational experiences under qualified staff in a safe and nurturing environment. Children in these settings participate in activities that focus on the whole child, which engages in all areas of a child’s development, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects. Quality child care promotes school readiness of their children and their families throughout their activities by allowing the children to explore, experience and succeed.
All Child Care Centers in the Caddo Smart Start Early Childhood Network have a Type III License issued by the Louisiana Department of Education. Type III Child Care Centers follow Louisiana’s Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards. Type III license indicate the ability of a Child Care Center to accept families in the Child Cate Assistance Program (CCAP)