PUBLICLY-FUNDED PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Child Care Assistance Program assists low-income families with the costs of child care while they are at work or attending school.

​CCAP Providers

Training and Technical Assistance

Tracking of Time Services – TOTS

CCAP Provider Guide

CCAP Application Process


CECIL J. PICARD LA 4 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

The Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program is the primary preschool program in Louisiana, serving more than 16,000 children. It provides full day pre-K programming in public schools to four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.


NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development (NSECD) Program provides pre-K programming to more than 1,300 four-year-olds from low-income families. Children in the NSECD program receive full day pre-K in state-approved private preschools and child care centers.

NSECD Program


8(G) STUDENT ENHANCEMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program supports roughly 3,000 at-risk preschool students to attend pre-K programs each year through the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, administered by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

BESE 8(g) Grants


HEAD START PROGRAM

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families through comprehensive preschool programming.

Many Head Start programs also provide Early Head Start, which serves infants, toddlers, and pregnant women who have incomes below the federal poverty level.

Louisiana Head Start Association

Office of Head Start


PRESCHOOL EXPANSION GRANT

The Preschool Expansion Grant is a federal grant that funds the development of additional pre-K seats in diverse settings, as well as the improvement of current pre-K seats within participating communities.

Preschool Expansion Grant Overview

Preschool Development Grant Fact Sheet

Preschool Development Grant Tools

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