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On behalf of all the families at the ECELP, the Parent Auxiliary Council wishes all our teachers and staff a Happy Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  We are so grateful for all you do for our children day in and day out.  We look forward to celebrating YOU this week!

This week would not have been possible without the help and support of the following individuals and organizations:
  • All the families who donated snacks and candy for the Student Employee Appreciation Week finals bags and Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week snack bags and tote bags - your generosity was overwhelming!
  • All the families who submitted "You're a Star" statements from themselves and their children
  • All the room parents who helped distribute information to their class families
  • Bistro Byronz for donating Monday's lunch
  • Kolache Kitchen for discounting Wednesday's breakfast
A special thank you to the Appreciation Committee - who donated time, energy, and funds to put together an amazing week for the teachers, staff, and student employees at the ECELP:
  • Chris Barnes
  • Braley Ducote
  • Alyssa Jacobs
  • Lindsey Kelly
  • Missy Korduner
  • Britney Mellor
  • Mackenzie Nelson
  • Gloria Thomas
  • Lydia Treadwell
  • Stephanie Willis
As a reminder, here are the festivities planned for this week:
  • Monday:  Teacher/Staff lunch donated from Bistro Byronz
  • Tuesday:  Snack Bags with snacks donated by ECELP families & wear your teacher's favorite color
  • Wednesday:  Teacher/Staff breakfast from Kolache Kitchen & "You're a Star" jars
  • Thursday: Tote Bags with snacks & a Break Room candy buffet with snacks and candy donated by ECELP families
  • Friday:  Celebrate your class and teachers with classroom wish list items & something from your teachers' favorites list
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Thank You Teachers

Attention parents! We know how much you appreciate our teachers and are always looking for an opportunity to let everyone know how great they are. Here's your chance!  Put it on a billboard.  Literally!  

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week 2021, Lamar is giving parents the opportunity to recognize, honor, and appreciate the educators in your community who have gone above and beyond in a year like no other.

From May 3-7, Lamar will feature teachers’ photos on our national network of digital billboards, giving them the recognition they so richly deserve.

Thank you to LSU Pre-Dental Society!

Over the past couple of months, the Pre-Dental Society at LSU has been fundraising for the on campus Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. With the help of the community and our members, we have successfully raised around $800 to purchase books, toys, and other educational materials for these children. We are fortunate to have such wonderful supporters!! Thank you to all who helped make this happen! 
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PAC News

Thank you to the staff and parents for making the events a success!!

Parents were so happy to participate in the family picnics that were held during the Week of the Young Child.
The Parent Auxiliary Council (PAC) is filling volunteer positions for the 2021-22 year! Please let us know (pac@lsu.edu) if you’d like more information about the opportunities below:
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PAC Structure

PAC Executive Committee
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • College Development Advisor
  • ECELP Administrator
PAC Committees
  • Family Events Committee (mentor: Vice Chair)
  • Staff Appreciation Committee (mentor: Immediate Past Chair)
  • Volunteer Coordination Committee (mentor: Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Fundraising Committee (mentor: Chair)
  • Room Parents Committee (mentor: Vice Chair)
View more information here.
On April 27, 2021, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation No. 79 JBE 2021, which requires all early childhood facilities to continue to require all students, employees, and visitors to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. This proclamation is effective until May 26, 2021, or as extended by any following Proclamation, and may be found in Section 3.D of the Governor's Proclamation.

This is a link to the current OPH Guidelines for Early Learning Centers. To find general information about COVID-19, contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing 211, or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the pandemic as it becomes available. The CDC Covid-19 website , as well as the Louisiana Department of Health website, are also helpful resources.
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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Teacher of the Month - Autumn Smith
Autumn believes that the most significant role of the teacher is to provide each student with the tools and techniques needed in order to become critical thinkers and effective agents of change within their society. She asserts that every single student is capable of positively influencing the world and with the development of analysis and problem-solving skills, the expansion of their global awareness, and the acquisition of a cooperative, inquiring attitude, students can achieve this goal and thrive beyond the classroom. Society cannot progress without the presence of well-educated, self-motivated individuals equipped with the research skills and the desire to better humanity needed to facilitate change. We are fortunate to have Autumn as part of the ECELP team!
Thank you

Thank you to all of our families who have made a gift to the Annual Appeal! To date, we have 66 donors that have contributed $10,941!
These funds will be put to direct use in the classroom, helping to
  • fund new developmentally appropriate toys and supplies that enhance classroom experiences, 
  • expand materials that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, and
  • enable us to complete the outdoor design areas and become a Nature Explore Certified Program.

Check out our donor recognition listing to as we honor and celebrate our 2022 Annual Appeal donors!

It’s not too late to support the ECELP!
Make Your Gift Today!
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The ECELP had a great day on March 10 for LSU Giving Day! Twenty-five donors contributed close to $2,000 to help support our students and teachers! Check out our donor recognition listing to see the tenacious Tigers who stepped up for the ECELP!

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

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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