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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The East Baton Rouge Parish Early Childhood Community Network consists of:

-43 East Baton Rouge Parish Public Elementary Schools
-2 Dedicated Pre-K/Kindergarten Centers
-City of Baker Schools
-4 NSECD/Private Schools
-4 Charter Schools
-EBR Early Head Start
-EBR Head Start
-YWCA Early Head Start
-Over 90 childcare Centers
-14 Supporting Community Partner Organizations
-2 EBR Microcenters

Since 2014, our network has implemented five key strategies below to ensure that more children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed.

      1. Unifying expectations for high quality teaching and early learning (Birth to Five Standards)
      2. Supporting teachers and providers to reach expectations (Professional Development)
      3. Measuring and recognizing progress (CLASS & GOLD Assessments)
      4. Funding Providers that serve children well (Performance Profile Ratings)
      5. Providing clear information and high quality choices to families (Coordinated Information & Enrollment Campaign)

Important Information About Pre-K

-Child must be age 4 by September 30th of that academic school year
-Screening will determine Pre-K Eligibility
-Families not qualifying under federal guidelines for free tuition may pay a maximum of $475 monthly
-Pre-K is not required and therefore there are a limited number of seats available
-Transportation to schools is within the school attendance zones – Delmont and Southdowns Pre-K Centers offer transportation

Pre-K Schools by Zip Code

70802

-Buchanan Elementary
-Capitol Elementary
-Park Elementary
-Polk Elementary
-University Terrace Elementary

70805

-Claiborne Elementary
-Delmont Dedicated Pre-K/Kindergarten Center

70806

-Bernard Terrrace Elementary
-The Dufrocq School
-LaSalle Elementary
-Melrose Elementary

70807

-Crestworth Elementary
-JK Haynes
-Progress Elementary
-Ryan Elementary

70808

-BR Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (BRCVPA)
-BR Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)
-Highland Elementary
-Magnolia Woods Elementary
-Southdowns Center
-Westdale Heights Academic Magnet

70809

-Jefferson Terrace Elementary
-Westminster Elementary

70810

-Wildwood Elementary

70811

-Brownfields Elementary
-Sharon Hills Elementary

70812

-Forest Heights Elementary
-Glen Oaks Park Elementary
-Merrydale Elementary

70814

-Greenbriar Elementary
-Park Forest Elementary 

70815

-Audubon Elementary
-Broadmoor Elementary
-LaBelle Aire Elementary
-Twin Oaks Elementary
-Villa del Rey Elementary

70816

-Cedarcrest Elementary
-Parkview Elementary
-Wedgewood Elementary

70817

-Shenandoah Elementary
-Woodlawn Elementary

70819

-Riveroaks Elementary

70770

-Northeast Elementary

English Language Arts (ELA)

Library Services

Library Services

The vision of Library Services is to provide knowledge, resources, and skills for all students and educators to advance student learning and result in student achievement. Librarians provide diverse services to the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools including, but not limited to, literacy instruction, resource management, purchasing, and instructional support services.

Library Services offers technical and professional support to school librarians in a wide variety of ways, such as:

-Professional development at large in-services, small training sessions, and one-on-one site visits
-Technical support for our centrally administrated Destiny Online Catalog, the portal to library books, e-books, and research databases
-Acquisitions, processing, and cataloging support 
-Procedures, best-practice guides, and how-to sheets to help with common school library situations
-Help with inventories and other projects

Instructional Support

Certified school librarians assist students to develop information literacy skills, provide them with equitable access to books and electronic resources, help raise test scores, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. School library programs work to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. As teachers, information specialists, and instructional consultants, librarians assist staff, students, and parents learn to use both traditional materials and new technologies.

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Chief of Literacy

Dr. Barbara A. Lashley
BLashley@ebrschools.org

Executive Director of Early Childhood

Shenoa T. Webb
SWebb6@ebrschools.org

Director for Library Services