The St. Landry Parish Community Network is a unified system of publicly funded early childhood programs working together to offer quality services to children ages birth to five. All programs within the network follow the Louisiana Birth to Five Standards and also follow state guidelines using the same tools to measure children's growth and determine classroom teacher quality. All sites use Teaching Strategies Gold to assess child development, and also use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) to evaluate effective teacher-child interactions.
What is Coordinated Enrollment?
Coordinated enrollment is a collaborative effort of Public School Pre-K, Nonpublic School - Pre-K, CDI Head Start/Early Head Start, Type III Child Care Centers and the St. Landry Parish School System, to inform parents of the programs that are available for early childhood care. Our goal is to ensure that families are aware of all early learning options and available seats for which they may qualify. We want to offer quality child care to all families through the coordinated enrollment process.
How will I know the programs for which I qualify?
After the coordinated application is completed, trained personnel can help answer questions about the specific qualifications for programs that are offered in St. Landry Parish. Eligibility will be determined when parents complete the financial questions and submit required documentation associated with the application. Applications are accepted each spring at the annual Early Childhood kick-off and are also available through-out the year at each of the sites within the network.
What additional steps will I need to take?
Once parents complete the coordinated application, and program eligibility is determined they will be contacted in the form of a phone call or letter. It is very important that the contact information listed on the application is accurate. The follow-up contact will provide additional information to complete the registration process for the facility of your choice. Please understand that the application DOES NOT ensure that your child is registered. This is just the first step. The second step will be completed at the facility of choice, once you receive the registration letter or phone call indicating that your child has been accepted.