Early Childhood Community Networks

The Children's Coalition serves as the Lead Agency for the Early Childhood Community Networks in Richland, Morehouse and Ouachita parishes. As the Lead Agency the Children’s Coalition:

  • Conducts administrative functions on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Education
  • Coordinates CLASSTMobservations assuring that accurate observations are conducted for all Toddler and Pre-K classrooms
  • Coordinates Early Childhood and Pre-K Enrollment

Each network includes all publicly funded early childhood programs within the parish. This includes Type III licensed child care centers, public school pre-school programs, Head Start, Early Head Start and private schools participating in the Nonpublic School Early Childhood Development (NSECD). The program partners in each parish work collaboratively to ensure access to high quality publicly funded early childhood programs.  

School and Center Finder

Early Childhood Performance Profiles 

As the Early Childhood Lead Agency for Ouachita Parish, Morehouse Parish and Richland Parish the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana intends to request funding from the Louisiana Department of Education to fund existing and additional four-year-old seats for LA4, NSECD and Pre-K Expansion Grant seats for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please review the proposed Coordinated Funding Requests for the 2019-2020 school year.

 RICH Network - Coordinated Funding Request Template 2019-2020
MORE Network - Coordinated Funding Request 2019-2020
OPENetwork - Coordinated Funding Request 2019-2020

Comments are welcomed by both the Early Childhood Program Partners from the OPENetwork, MORE Network, RICH Network as well as from the community. Comments can be submitted to [email protected] prior to November 26th, 2018.

RICH Network - Richland Parish Early Childhood Community Network

The goal of the RICH Network is to make high-quality, early care and education available to all eligible children in Richland Parish, so they enter kindergarten healthy and ready for success. Part of that goal is to also help families make the best choices for their early learner's education, and to be involved in supporting their child's early development.

Follow this link for a listing of Early Childhood Programs in Richland Parish and to begin the online application process. http://www.richearlychildhood.com/

RICH Network Early Childhood & Preschool Roundup Information

MORE Network - Morehouse Parish Early Childhood Community Network

The Morehouse Parish Early Childhood Community Network wants MORE for the children of Morehouse parish. The network includes all publicly funded early childhood programs in Morehouse parish, by working together these programs hope to make high quality early care and education available to all children in Morehouse parish so that all children will enter kindergarten healthy and ready for success.

MORE Common Enrollment Application

MORE Early Childhood & Preschool Roundup Information 

OPENetwork - Ouachita Parish Early Childhood Network

OPENetwork’s goal is to make high quality early care and education available to all children in Ouachita Parish and that all children will enter kindergarten healthy and ready for success. OPENetwork works to help families to make the best quality choice for their child’s early care and education and to be involved in supporting their child’s early development.

For a listing of Early Childhood Programs in Ouachita Parish and to begin the application process click here

OPENetwork Common Enrollment Application 

OPENetwork Early Childhood & Preschool Roundup Information