As part of its partnership with the Lafayette Ready Start Network, LPSS has secured funding for a new program that will make available more than 200 seats in 11 local Early Learning Centers for children from birth to age three. These seats are now available on a first-come, first-served basis to families who apply and meet the requirements for household income and work/school status.
This locally funded and administered program provides high quality child care for young children at no cost to parents. To apply,visit www.enrolllafayette.com, log in and select “Ready Start Network Program.” Parents can also call 337-521-7134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or help with their application.
To qualify for one of the available seats, families must be working, in school or actively seeking work. They must also meet the household income requirements. Research has shown that children who receive a high-quality early education are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to require special education classes. Because 90% of brain development occurs before the age of five, it’s important that children from six weeks to three years in particular have access to early child care and education programs.