Early Childhood Care And Education Network

Louisiana is progressing toward a unified Early Childhood System, which was directed by Act 3 of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. In the past the early childhood system has been too fragmented, resulting in too few children prepared to be successful in kindergarten. When fully implemented in 2015-2016, the local networks will expand access to high quality, publicly-funded early childhood programs to families across Louisiana to ensure more...

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Abney readers participate in Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program: South Slidell

Abney readers participate in Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program: South Slidell

Abney Elementary School students are participating in the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program. This program provides a comprehensive approach to improving literacy outcomes for children, birth through grade 12. The Slidell “literacy line” includes the East St. Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Abney Early Childhood Center, Abney Elementary, St. Tammany Junior High, and Salmen High...

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Rainbow Child Care Center seeks community partners to help with summer renovations

Rainbow Child Care Center seeks community partners to help with summer renovations

Rainbow Child Care Center is seeking community partners to assist in summer renovations at the center, which provides child care in Slidell for people who are working or attending school. Community partners are invited to adopt a specific area in the center, and renovate, refurbish, or update the learning equipment there. Rainbow has seven classrooms, one break room, two offices, and a playground. Each community partner will receive a plaque...

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Slidell Bubbly on the Bayou benefit for Rainbow Child Care Center

Slidell Bubbly on the Bayou benefit for Rainbow Child Care Center

Pop open the champagne and prepare to celebrate for a good cause with Rainbow Child Care Center’s annual fundraiser, Bubbly on the Bayou, being held March 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Patton’s Salmen-Fritchie House, 127 Cleveland Avenue, in Slidell. Featuring local leaders, gourmet brunch, music, auctions and more, Bubbly on the Bayou will entertain and delight the senses while raising money for the East St. Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center, a...

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Newton, Larkin each named Slidell Athenians

Newton, Larkin each named Slidell Athenians

SLIDELL — Two Slidell women were honored with one of the highest awards bestowed upon local women. Sharron Newton was named the 2011 Athena Leadership Award recipient while Linda Larkin was awarded the 2011 Athena Young Leadership Award. The Athena Leadership Award is presented annually by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations and universities. The award is established through local host organizations in partnership with Athena...

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Rainbow Childcare opens Parent Lending Library

Rainbow Childcare opens Parent Lending Library

Rainbow Child Care Center in Slidell recently was abuzz with activity as it celebrated the first anniversary of the Rainbow Reads program with the opening of its new Parent Lending Library. Volunteers with the New Orleans Hornets and United Way of Southeast Louisiana and St. Tammany were in each of the center’s seven classrooms to read to the children, play games on the playground and accompany them to pick out a book of their own inside the...

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