2023-2024 Request for Early Childhood Seats
January 18, 2023
For the 2023-2024 school session, The Ready Start Tangipahoa Early Childhood Community Network is requesting 670 LA4 seats, an increase of 20 seats from 2022-2023 school session. This is 40 less seats than the average of the number of seats filled with eligible children, according to monthly attendance records. Diverse delivery classes at The Early Learning Center of Ponchatoula (40 seats), Kids’ World (20 seats) and Explore and Learn Early Learning Center in Hammond (20 seats) will continue being funded by LA4.
The network is asking for 375 Birth-3 year old seats, an increase of 20 seats from the 2022-2023 year, to be placed in the following child care centers: Kingdom Kids 2 (Amite), A'Mazing Kidz and Little Grace Childcare and Learning Center (Independence), ABC Academy, Building Blocks Early Learning Center, Explore and Learn Early Learning Center, Hammond Early Learning Center, Happy Feet Learning Center, Kingdom Kids, Laci ABC 2, Living Way Instruction Zone Child Care, and The Gingerbread House of Learning (Hammond), Learn N Grow Learning Center, and Little Angels (Ponchatoula), as well as Kids Haven Childcare (Robert). These seats would allow the network to serve more infants, toddlers, and three-year-old children in these areas. Parents will apply for seats in the same manner as they apply for LA4 seats and must be determined eligible by the network.
We are encouraging public input for the 2023-2024 funding plan. Please direct all comments to Carmen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be mailed to 59656 Puleston Rd. Amite, LA 70422, faxed to 985-748-2455, or hand delivered to the Academics Department at the Tangipahoa Parish School System District Office.