Center for Children and Families

 

Center Director:
Dr. Julie Rutledge
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318-257-4456
CTH 350

About Us

The Center for Children and Families historically accomplished its service goals in three primary ways. The first is through the administration of endowment funds to create annual regional workshops and seminars designed to meet the needs of families with children. The second area of service for the Center is the administration of the Early Childhood Education Center which is a laboratory school for children ages 3 – 4. The third field of service for the Center is the coordination of community service activities by faculty members and student groups in the School of Human Ecology. The Center primarily focuses on tasks that have an immediate need to be met.

Purpose

The Center was formed to help meet the changing needs of many different types of families. Established in 1983 by the Board of Regents, the Center for Children and Families has been coordinating and providing service to the local and regional community since its inception.

Mission

The Center for Children and Families will…

- Assist others to develop or enhance programs that improve the well being of children, youth, and families in north Louisiana.
- Actively participate in providing relevant community collaborate educational programs that focus on issues that impact children and families.    
- Conduct relevant collaborative research that enhances the well being of children of families
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- Facilitate student interactions with professionals in agencies that serve children and families.
    
- Assist others to develop or enhance programs that model developmentally appropriate education of young children.