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The holidays are coming - are you ready?

When considering holiday shopping for young children, it is tempting to gravitate to electronic games and devices; however, non-electronic materials are more likely to promote creativity and problem solving skills - and also occupy your child for longer periods of time. Electronic toys have been demonstrated to have a negative impact on social interaction and to contribute to problems with focused attention.  Open-ended materials allow children multiple ways to creative - good choices include building sets, art supplies, books, and puzzles.
Executive Director


Kiara Robinson is now serving as ECELP enrollment and operations coordinator. 

 As enrollment and operations coordinator, Kiara’s duties include managing the school’s enrollment, schedules, calendars, information systems and handbook as well as serving as the school’s procurement agent. 

Prior to joining the ECELP staff, Kiara worked for the Louisiana Office of State Procurement. She holds a bachelor’s degree from LSU-Alexandria and an associate’s degree from Baton Rouge Community College. 

Welcome Kiara!

Tiger Tot Spirit Shirt Sale Update

Thank you for your support of the Preschool PAC’s t-shirt fundraiser! We can’t wait to see the close to 75 Tigers sporting their new shirts and onesies when they arrive!

One update to our families who ordered the two-colored onesie option. Between the time we created the designs to ordering, available stock of the two-colored onesies has diminished! Now we have to order the solid purple onesie, pictured below, rather than the two-toned purple/lavender one that was shown in the newsletter and on the yard signs. The design will still be the same. 

We are sorry for the change! If you no longer want to order the onesie, please contact and we will refund your $12.

LSU President's Visit

LSU President William Tate will visit LSU ECELP on Monday, December 6 as one stop on a tour of the College of Human Sciences & Education’s schools, departments, centers and institutes. Check out our January newsletter for photos and details of President Tate’s time spent at ECELP.
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Book Fair & Family Picnic

Great news....the Family Picnic was a great success and the Scholastic Book Fair raised over $3500!!
We look forward to having another book fair in the Spring.
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Student Worker Appreciation!!

Thanks to the PAC for donating student worker "survival bags" to help our hardworking students for their upcoming finals!!
We truly appreciate our student workers!


Wastewater Testing

The ECELP is now participating in the LSU Wastewater Testing system. This system identifies buildings with high levels of the virus and makes recommendations for when testing is recommended. You can view this online here.
ECELP Covid-19 Resources & Updates

Teacher of the Month -  Autumn Smith

I believe 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. 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!
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Box Tops for Education

Don’t forget to download the Box Tops for Education app and scan your grocery receipts to quickly earn cash for the preschool!

Support our Mission

Our school serves as a laboratory for the generation of cutting-edge research in the areas of child development and education. It also serves as a training site for undergraduate and graduate students as a model demonstration site within the community, state, and beyond! Your support is always appreciated.
Make Your Gift Today!

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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