ECELP Receives Federal Grant to Help LSU Students Pay for Pre-K Tuition

January 27, 2020         

BATON ROUGE–LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool recently received a Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

This four-year grant is intended to supplement student family tuition at the ECELP. The total grant award is $369,204.

“This grant is critical in helping student families in completing their degree, while providing their children with high-quality early childhood education,” explains ECELP Executive Director Cynthia DiCarlo, PhD.

“An LSU degree opens doors for opportunity, which can change the course for future generations of families,” says Dean of College of Human Sciences & Education Roland Mitchell, PhD.

In addition to the discounts already offered by the ECELP for student families, CCAMPIS eligible families will receive a 27% or 37% reduction in tuition based on their income. This can be combined with other state funds, making child care even more affordable to families pursuing an LSU degree.

About LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool (ECELP)
The LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool (ECELP) is a Reggio Emilia - inspired research facility within LSU School of Education and is aligned with the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Early Childhood Education. The ECELP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which is the leading early childhood professional organization in the nation. The ECELP serves as a laboratory for the generation of cutting-edge research in the areas of child development and education. It also serves as a training site for undergraduate and graduate students as a model demonstration site within the community. Through its support of research and teaching, the ECELP generates and disseminates knowledge about best practices in early childhood education to support children’s development and learning.

For more information, visit the ECELP.


About LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE)
Located on the flagship campus in Baton Rouge, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, the University Laboratory School and the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs, and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs. CHSE current enrollment includes approximately1,800 undergraduates and more than 1,900 graduate students. CHSE is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

For more information, visit LSU College of Human Sciences & Education.


Adrian Hirsch
LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

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