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ECELP Parents,
This week we are celebrating "Week of the Young Child"® , which is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As the Louisiana Affiliate of our national organization and as a laboratory preschool, part of our focus is to promote the importance of early care and education. 

Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. 

Please visit our Facebook page for photos of the children's activities this week and join us in celebrating young children!
Executive Director
ECELP Covid-19 Resources & Updates
Charlene Jenkins

Happy Retirement

After almost 20+ years in the field of early care and education, Ms. Charlene Jenkins has retired. 
Ms. Charlene has served as an early childhood consultant, teacher, a teacher's assistant, early head start program center director and manager, and owner/director of a five-star rated child care facility. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 2001 and holds an ancillary certificate in Early Childhood. Charlene is a certified Pathways trainer, CLASS certified observer and trainer – toddlers, and trained in the Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers (PITC). She has visited the infant/toddler programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and brings a wealth of knowledge on this approach to her professional practice.
She will be missed!
cynthia jones

Teacher of the Month -  Cynthia Jones

We would like to recognize Ms. Cynthia as our Teacher of the Month. Ms. Cynthia has worked in early childhood for 30 years in a variety of settings.  She seeks to provide children with an educational journey that is challenging, creative and most of all fun. Ms. Cynthia stresses the importance of creating a positive, caring enviornment that builds character and promotes learning opportunities.
“Children are powered by their imagination, not by batteries.”- H. Jackson Brown Jones, author of Life's Little Instruction Book.
I have extremely high expectations for all children. I recognize and respect parents as their child’s first teacher. My goal is to foster and enhance the knowledge of each child daily, as well as create a partnership with their families. 

We are fortunate to have Ms.Cynthia as part of the ECELP team!

Gallery Night

The May 19 Gallery Night has been postponed; we will not have an early dismissal on this day. We are coordinating with the PAC and will have more details soon!

Book Fair & Spring Picnics

Book fair and Spring picnics are on Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th. Volunteers are still needed.
Please let us know if you are available pac@lsu.edu 


We are finalizing our enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Please be on the lookout for your enrollment packet, which will be sent out in an email.

Upcoming Dates

Friday May 27 (School is closed the Monday – Thursday prior 5/23-5/26)- OPEN
Monday May 30 (Memorial day)- OPEN
Friday August 5 (School is closed the Monday – Thursday prior 8/1-8/4)- CLOSED as you will be able to meet the next school years teacher you child will be having as well as  bring in any materials.
* Please see lsu.edu/ecelp for our full calendar
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Rachele Hardy is the Resource Development Specialist for EBR Early Childhood Community Network and can assist families in applying for CCAP funds. Find out if you qualify here

She can be reached at  225-975-3962 or RHardy@ebrschools.org
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Staying in Touch

We are here to serve you! You can reach out to us through the ECELP website.

Administrative Team

Have an issue with ProCare?
Have a question about FACTS/Tuition?
Email Celeste Smith
Need information on the ECELP program? Please see the ECELP website for the school calendar, family handbook, and lunch menu.
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