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Dear ECELP Families,
The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children will be hosting Early Ed Week 2021 on February 22 - 26, 2021.The purpose of Early Ed Week is to highlight the importance of early years education. The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children advocates along side of early childhood professionals in our state to provide research-based information to legistlators and others in decision making capacities on issues related to early childhood care and education. This year's line up of speakers and forums promises to be a dynamic experience. Hope you will join us!
Modified Operating Hours. As we continue in modified Phase II, the restrictions regarding visitors remain the same. We are continuing to adhere to our modified operating hours of 7:30 AM-4:15 PM. This is in alignment with licensing mandates, which prohibit us from having additional people in the building.
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Preschool Library Update

Our preschool library got an upgrade with new carpet and donated art work. The children are loving the new space! The Scholastic online orders keep our rotation of books interesting!
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Annual Enrollment, Tax Credits & FACTS

You should have received your electronic "intent to return" notice for the 2021-2022 school year. These were due on January 29, but there is still time to get them in!

Louisiana School Readiness Tax forms have been mailed out. You should receive yours shortly.
Parents, please refer to the FACTS self-guided payment summary for families to reference payments made to ECELP during 2020 for tax purposes. A summary of tuition and fee payments can be accessed through your FACTS account online through the FACTS Management System.
Health Exclusion Policy. Please review the Pandemic Health Precautions & Procedures document. At this time, we must exclude any child who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19; however the criteria now has shifted to "symptom free and fever free with no medication for 24 hours" in order to return to school. We do require that your child either have a COVID-19 test or have a note from a doctor stating that there is an alternative diagnosis and a COVID-19 test is not warranted. We appreciate your patience as we adhere to our health exclusion criteria in order to keep children and staff safe and healthy.
ECELP Covid-19 Resources & Updates
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Scholastic Online

Interested in purchasing books for you child? Visit Scholastic Book Club online for age-appropriate selections that are shipped right to your door. This also serves as a fund raiser for us to continually replenish our school library. 
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Raising a Reader

The LSU ECELP is participating in a national take-home reading program called Raising A Reader. Each week, we will send high quality books for children in participating classrooms to read at home. We have initially started with two classrooms and will be expanding!  

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Teacher of the Month - Crystal Brown

Crystal has a heart for helping young children in their growth and development, while maintaining their individuality. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a goal of completing her PhD. She believes that each child learns and develops at their own pace and expresses their knowledge in many ways. She is adept at modifying her teaching to meet the learning needs of every childt and she has become a valuable ECELP team player. She helps wherever she is needed with an enthusiastic attitude..We are thankful to have Ms. Crystal as part of the ECELP team!

Want to see what the children have been doing?? - Follow the LSU Early Childhood Program on Facebook


We only need 5 more families to participate in the Tiger Tots Annual Appeal to make it to our next participation goal and one of our Tiger Tots gets to color in the goal thermometer! Will it be your Tiger Tot? Donate today!
Congratulations to William for being chosen to color in the goal sheet! William is in Young Preschool II and his family supports the Tiger Tots Annual Appeal! Look at how great his letters are! Geaux, William!

There is still time to participate - Click the Tiger Tot link, above.

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
What is my child eating at school? Check out our menu on the website under quick links.
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