COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Early Childhood Education Center

The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) is a preschool learning laboratory for 3- and 4-year-old children and is an integral component of instructional programming in the School of Human Ecology. The ECEC is an all-day program that can currently accept up to 34 children across two classrooms.

The ECEC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has achieved a five-star rating from the Louisiana Quality Star Rating system. The center received the highest CLASS ratings in the district (includes three parishes) for the 2016-2017 academic year and was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as an Excellent facility and given a Certificate of Honor, the highest acclamation the State of Louisiana awards to Centers and Schools.

Contact

318.257.4614
401 W. Louisiana
Ruston, LA 71272

Laura Chestnut

Director, ECEC

Departments: Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), Human Ecology

Office: ECEC

Phone: 318.257.4614

Fax: 318.257.4014

Email: chestnut@latech.edu

Shannon Tatum

Instructor, Lead Teacher,

Departments: Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), Human Ecology

Office: ECEC 9

Phone: 318.257.4614

Fax: 318.257.4014

Email: statum@latech.edu