For the 2020-2021 school session, the Tangipahoa Early Childhood Community Network is requesting 680 LA4 seats, which is an increase of 170 seats from the 2019-2020 session. This is an average of the number of seats currently being filled according to monthly attendance records and includes the number of all elibigle students. Diverse delivery classes at The Early Learning Center of Ponchatoula (20 seats), Just Kiddin Around in Ponchatoula (20 seats), and Explore and Learn in Hammond (20 seats) will continue being funded by LA4. Overall, no new LA4 classes will be added for the 2020-2021 school year.
The network is asking for 60 three year old seats to be placed in the following child care centers: Bright Horizons @ North Oaks, Building Blocks Early Learning Center, Explore and Learn Early Learning Center, Living Way Instruction Zone, all in Hammond, as well as Kids' Haven Child Care and Preschool in Robert, and Learn N Grow Learning Center in Ponchatoula. These seats would allow the network to open 6 new three year old classes in these areas. Parents will apply for seats in the same manner as applying for LA4 seats.
We are encouraging pubic input for the 2020-2021 funding plan. Please direct all comments to Carmen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be mailed to 59656 Puleson Rd. Amite, LA 70422, faxed to 985-748-2455, or hand delivered to the Curriculum Department at the Tangipahoa Parish Central Office.