Welcome to our Parent's Corner
Quality is Essential!
Having a quality early childhood experience is necessary and can be life-changing. Science shows that 80% of human brain development occurs before a child turns age three...and the experiences that children have during this critical time in their lives can significantly impact their success in both school and later adult life. Therefore, it is very important that in the early years a child experiences high-quality care.
Our partners have come together to ensure that all children in our Central community are ready for Kindergarten. A child's school readiness depends on the child's attitude towards learning, social skills, physical skills, cognitive abilities, and emotional competence. Our programs are committed to providing high-quality care to ensure all children are ready for Kindergarten by age 5.
Upcoming Community Children's Events
Central Branch Library
11260 Joor Rd.
For a list of upcoming events and/or resources, please check out the Central Branch location on EBRPL.com
or call their
Children's Services line
Resources and Links
Louisiana Department of Education: Provides child care assistance programs and information about child care centers
Volunteers of American Greater Baton Rouge: Offers free parenting classes and assistance with choosing childcare centers
Provides informational videos on early
development, early learning, and parenting
Provides information on important
developmental milestones for children
A search site that offers performance and
licensing information for all publicly-funded programs in the state in order to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers
Provides screening, evaluation, and identification of exceptionalities in students along with needed intervention services and other educational
Financial Assistance Resources:
CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program): Provides financial assistance to low-income families while they are working or attending school to support families in accessing high-quality child care
LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program): Helps low-income households by providing bill payment assistance and/or energy crisis assistance
Provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs
Provides monthly benefits that help eligible low- income households buy the food they need for good health
Connects people to the resources they need such as basic needs, health, employment, support for older people, disabled people, children, and families
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program: Offers supplemental foods, nutrition education, and healthcare referrals to low-income pregnant and post-partum women and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk
LaCHIP (Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program): Provides health coverage to uninsured children up to the age of 19
Provides medical benefits to low income individuals and families
Provides services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to three years of age who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay or who have developmental delays
Provides individualized service, information,
resources, and support to positively enhance the independence, productivity, and integration of
persons with disabilities into the community