Department Info

Mailing Address

Children's Center
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302


The LSUA Children's Center has been open since June 9, 1999. We are licensed as a "Class A Child Day Care Center" by the State of Louisiana Bureau of Licensing. We accept children 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Top priority for registration is given to students enrolled on campus who require full-time care for their children, then to those who require part-time care. We also provide child care to faculty and staff members, as well as members of the Alumni and Friends Association AFA Membership Form.

If you would like your child to attend the LSUA Children's Center but are not associated with LSUA, please become a member of the Alumni and Friends Association for admittance consideration.

The Center will be open between semesters; closing only for official LSUA holidays and 3 workdays throughout the year. Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please call 473-6484 if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you and your family.


For a child to be added to the waiting list, an Application Form and a Registration Form (see Registration Forms Packet) must be completed and returned to the Children’s Center. When an opening occurs and the parent is notified, a Family Visit is scheduled. This is for the child and at least one parent to meet with the director, visit in the classroom with the teachers and children, and to finalize enrollment procedures. This is also when the registration fee and first weeks tuition is due.

To enroll your child, a Deposit of One Week’s Tuition must be paid in advance. Checks/money orders (NO CASH PLEASE) should be made payable to LSUA Children’s Center. Please write child’s name on all correspondence and payments.


  • Pilot Program

    Mar 10, 2014
    The LSUA Children’s Center is participating in the ACT III Pilot Program with the Rapides Parish School Board. Training has been provided to the staff at the center and new and improved techniques for evaluating our children and teaching has been introduced. We will continue with the pilot throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
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  • Children's Center is 4 Star Rated

    Mar 10, 2014
    The LSUA Children’s Center has a 4 star rating which means the staff have taken continuing education workshops and other college credit courses to raise staff qualifications. Providing quality care means the safety and wellbeing of the children is our focus. When you combine quality care and education the environment is developmentally appropriate and the children benefit. All of the parents get a 150% tax credit due to the center being 4 star.
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