Who We Are and What We Do
*Coordinated Funding Request Applications for PDG (Ready Start 3 year old.), LA4 , and NSECD seats for the 2021-2022 School year are available. Please click our "Coordinated Funding Request" tab. The applications and supplemental documentation are due December 4, 2020 by 3 p.m. No Exceptions! Contact Lgriffin5@ebrschools.org with questions.**
**The opportunity for public comment on the coordinated funding requests will occur at the November 20, 2020 Early Childhood Network Partner meeting at 12 p.m. Contact Lgriffin5@ebrschools.org to obtain the meeting link. **
EBR ECCN COVID-19 UPDATE
The EBR Early Childhood Department is committed to being available for your questions and concerns. Please see the following updates due to the COVID-19 Virus:
You may accept seats electronically through PowerSchool. If you need assistance with accepting a seat electronically, please email Eslewis@ebrschools.org or Kbrooks2@ebrschools.org.
The online pre-k application is open and documents may be uploaded online. Please upload the correct documentation so that your processing won't be delayed.
For additional pre-k application questions or concerns, please see contact information below:
LA4 & Other EBR Schools Pre-K Program Funding Sources
We are available to answer your concerns. See contact information below:
Tanecha Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lakesha Reese-Penn (Lpenn1@ebrschools.org or 225-726-0674
The EBR TOTS Machines at 2550 Bogan Walk is open. Masks are required. Please contact your provider for additional information.
CLASS has resumed. Please refer to the schedule sent to you from Lgriffin5@ebrschools.org via email on September 11, 2020. OPH and SIte Administrator Preparation Guidance was also provided.
Third Party resumed as of October 2020.
LDOE will compare this current year's CLASS data with last year's CLASS data and give each site the higher Performance Profile score.
LDOE will process Score Appeals where approved.
Updated GOLD ECE Guidance: Virtual, Hybrid, and Full face to face teachers are expected to document student progress with GOLD. The first 2020-2021 checkpoint is Oct. 31st.
Updated GOLD® OSEP Guidance: TS GOLD® OSEP Administrators should follow the same process for completing intended exit assessments for any children that would have been exited as a result of a withdrawal from ECSE services or within six weeks of the child’s 6th birthday. Administrators are encouraged to use any data collected during Winter checkpoint and input into the OSEP license to use as a final rating for this school year. Even if an administrator is exiting the child now, an exit assessment should include the end of the school year date and all ratings should be finalized before completing the exit assessment.
~ Shenoa T. Webb, Early Childhood Executive Director (Swebb6@ebrschools.org or 225-892-2301)
CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR LDOE UPDATES
Pre-K Applications (COVID Update)
We are still taking applications! Our early childhood application is completely online and we are continuing to process applications remotely. Please click the link below to apply and upload all documents. Please be sure to upload accurate documents to reduce the need for corrections. The final step for the application process requires students to be screened at the first choice school site. These screenings will be scheduled by 1st choice school directly with parents/guardians.
Please email Eslewis@ebrschools.org or Lgriffin5@ebrschools.org for questions.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Early Childhood Community Network consists of:
43 East Baton Rouge Parish Public Elementary Schools
2 Dedicated PK/K Centers
City of Baker Schools
4 NSECD/Private Schools
4 Charter Schools
EBR Early Head Start
EBR Head Start
YWCA Early Head Start
over 80 Childcare Centers
14 Supporting Community Partner Organizations
Since 2014, our network has implemented five key strategies to ensure that more children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed. Those strategies are:
Unifying expectations for high quality teaching and early learning (Birth to Five Standards)
Supporting teachers and providers to reach expectations (Professional Development)
Measuring and recognizing progress (CLASS & GOLD Assessments)
Funding providers that serve children well (Performance Profile Ratings)
Providing clear information and high quality choices to families (Coordinated Information & Enrollment Campaign)