The Child Development Program in New Orleans is a preschool dedicated to helping children reach their full potential. We recognize that every child is unique and we strive to create an environment that is welcoming and respectful of diversity. To ensure that children can reach their full potential, they need access to medical care, nutrition, protection from harm, and a sense of security. They also need opportunities for early learning and responsive care from parents and caregivers who love them.
The Child Development Program is designed to help students transfer to a four-year university or meet the requirements to work in public or private day care centers. We also work to improve the development of children indirectly, through parental education and support, and directly, through the provision of quality early childhood experiences and adequate preventive health care. At the Child Development Program, we partner with organizations such as SoundWaters, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, The Ferguson Library, The Bruce Museum, Bartlett Arboretum Gardens, Family Centers and Family Resource Centers. We also work with UNICEF to ensure that parents and caregivers have the time, resources and services they need to provide for their children.
Tara Brennan, Director of the Child Development Program and Psychologist, believes that when children miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reach their full potential, they pay a price for it. That's why we strive to create an environment where young children can achieve their full development potential - it's a human right and an essential requirement for sustainable development. At the Child Development Program, we serve all children regardless of race, color, religion, disability, ancestry, nationality (including limited English proficiency), age or gender. We believe that every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential.