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The Value of Chores
Did you know that performing chores can improve your child's self-esteem?
Self-esteem is defined as a person's idea of her own self-worth. When children are able to complete tasks independently, they develop self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is defined as how confident a person is in her own abilities to complete a specific task or activity. Self-efficacy is closely tied to self-esteem. The more successful children are at completing tasks, the better they feel about themselves. Providing children with opportunities to successfully complete tasks gives them confidence in their own abilities, which can generalize to other skills they encounter in the future. Multiple successful experiences in tackling and accomplishing tasks give children the confidence to face obstacles as challenges and persevere.
How do I select chores for my child? 
Child Interest. When your child expresses interest in helping with a task, think of how you can simplify the task to allow your child a greater amount of independence. For example, if you are setting the table and your child wants to help, consider allowing her to put out the utensils, rather than plates, which are heavier and more difficult to manage. Young children are eager to serve as a helper to tasks that adults are working on. Identify components of tasks that children can assist with and simplify the steps (i.e., provide single-step instructions for younger children) and the physical requirements (i.e., smaller/lighter watering can) to allow children to participate in tasks adults are working on.
Self-Care. Consider modifying routine tasks to allow your child a greater level of independence. Having a laundry basket next to the bathtub allows your child to put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket while rearranging handwashing or toothbrushing supplies within reach (e.g., a stool, pump soap, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush) allows your child to complete the task with minimal adult assistance. 
Personal possessions. "A place for everything and everything in its place" can be achieved by labeling bins and shelves with photos to guide children in putting their materials away. Labeling toy bins and even dresser drawers can guide young children in putting away their personal possessions.
With a little planning, you can help your child increase his independence and self-esteem, which will pay dividends in the future.
Executive Director
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 remains in effect 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

Scholastic Online

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

Thanks for your participation in our book fair; we were able to purchase $700 worth of books for our new library!!
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Teacher of the Month - Karen Wallace
Karen Wallace has worked in the early childhood field for over twenty-five years. Karen worked in the East Baton Rouge School system as a paraprofessional for hearing impaired children before coming to LSU in 2014 as a Teaching Assistant. Karen is always up for a challenge and believes it takes a village to shape the children of our future. 

 We are fortunate to have Ms. Karen as part of the ECELP team!
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PAC President & Executive Director appear on LPB

PAC President Catherine David and Executive Director Cynthia DiCarlo appeared as panelists for this month’s Louisiana Public Square episode– “Louisiana’s Early Learners.” The program aired statewide last week on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. If you missed it, no problem. It is still available for viewing at and on our YouTube channel.
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Class Rosters: 2021-2022 School Year
Class rosters for the 2021-2022 School Year will be disseminated in July!
BR Parents Magazine Family Favorites with BR Parents Family Favorites logo and words: Nominate your favorites June 1-30, Tell us your favorites. The top 5 finalists of each category will move on to the voting round.
Enter your Nomination for the ECELP now as your Favorite Preschool Program under the category of "Schooling" for the 2021 Family Favorites!
You can nominate once per hour, until Wednesday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
donations of toys, books and educational materials
Thank you to LSU Pre-Dental Society!
The LSU Pre-Dental Society raised around $800 to purchase books, toys, and other educational materials (pictured above). We are fortunate to have such wonderful supporters!! 

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
Need information on the ECELP program? Please see the ECELP website for the school calendar, family handbook, and lunch menu.
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