ECELP COVID-19 Updates
This page has been established to provide resources, tips and information for parents and students that will be useful during the COVID-19 related closure. The page will be updated regularly.
Louisiana has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school. This includes all families attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. To receive these benefits, families must complete an application by going here.
Effective 11/8/21 - Pick-up & Drop-off
The Louisiana Department of Education and the Office of Public Health are now allowing parents back in child care facilities. Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021 we will allow drop off and pick up at the playground doors for all classrooms. This will allow families access to their child's classroom, with minimal interaction with children and families from other classrooms. We ask that in alignment with LSU policy that masks are worn when entering your child's classroom.
The gates to the playground will be open in the mornings from 7:15-9:00am and in the afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm. If you arrive outside of these times, please come to the lobby door.
TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Need support caring for young children during the COVID-19 pandemic?
TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is providing mental health consultation (MHC) services via telephone or a telehealth web-based platform during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
What is Mental Health Consultation (MHC)?
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is an intervention that teams a mental health professional with early childhood professionals to improve the social, emotional and behavioral health of young children in early learning settings.
Who Can Request a TeleMHC Call?
Any individual associated with a Type I, II, or III child care center, family child care (FCC) providers, or child care respite sites. Individuals include teachers, directors, owners, parents or others caring for young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They are able to assist individuals with issues related to:
- Child behavior and social-emotional concerns
- Supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Stress and coping
- Director, Teacher, and Parent Concerns
- Other concerns as needed
How to Contact a Consultant
Please complete the request form available at this website. A consultant will contact you as soon as possible.
*This service is paid through the Louisiana Department of Education and is available for FREE to those who call in.
LSU Wastewater Testing
Wastewater based testing is performed on sewage leaving all LSU residence halls, on-campus apartments, and Greek residences as a surveillance technique to support medical testing. This surveillance method is being performed at universities across the United States to identify potential outbreaks without the limitations of individual testing. Status Levels will be updated on Thursdays.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available to children ages 6 months and up as of June 21, 2022.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend all children ages 6 months and up are now eligible for vaccination against COVID-19. Based on the rigorous scientific review of the latest data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health recommends that all children 6 months old and above receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their families.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations in children, contact your family’s pediatrician, call Louisiana 211 or call the Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774, which is available Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
- May 2022 Newsletter
- April 2022 Newsletter
- March 2022 Newsletter
- February 2022 Newsletter
- January 2022 Newsletter
- ECELP Update 11/5/21
Updated drop off and pick up procedures
- December 2021 Newsletter
- November 2021 Newsletter
- October 2021 Newsletter
- September 2021 Newsletter
- ECELP Update 8/23/21
Closed Today, August 23 due to no air conditioning
- July 2021 Newsletter
- June 2021 Newsletter
- ECELP Update 5/18/21
Closed Today, May 18, due to flooding in the area
- May 2021 Newsletter
- April 2021 Newsletter
- ECELP Update 3/17/21
Early dismissal today, 1 p.m., due to weather
- ECELP Update 3/11/21
Elimination of Car Line effective Monday, March 15
- ECELP Update 3/4/2021 - CLARIFICATION
Return to normal hours begins Monday, March 8
- ECELP Update 3/4/2021
Return to normal hours
- March 2021 Newsletter
- ECELP Update 2/19/2021
ECELP Closed Friday, February 19 due to infrastructure impact
- ECELP Update 2/18/2021
ECELP Closed Thursday, February 18 due to severe weather forecast
- ECELP Update 2/17/2021
ECELP Closed Wednesday, February 17 due to severe weather forecast
- ECELP Update 2/14/2021
ECELP CLOSED Monday, February 15 due to severe weather forecast
- ECELP Update 2/12/2021
Weather Watch - Freeze
- February 2021 Newsletter
- January 2021 Newsletter
- Message 12/20/2020
ECELP CLOSED Monday, Dec. 21 - Wednesday, Dec. 23
- December 2020 Newsletter
- Thanksgiving Safety Message 11/24/2020
- November 2020 Newsletter
- Message 10/28/2020
Closing today, at 12:30 p.m., due to Hurricane Zeta
- Message 10/8/2020
Closed Friday, Oct. 9 due to Hurricane Delta
- October 2020 Newsletter
- Message 9/13/2020
ECELP Open Monday, September 14, 2020
- Message 9/11/2020
Governor's Announcement of Phase 3
- September 2020 Newsletter
- Message 8/27/2020
Open Friday, August 28, 2020
- Message 8/26/2020
Closed Thursday, August 27, 2020
- Message 8/25/2020
Closed Wednesday, August 26, 2020
- Message 8/24/2020
Closed Tuesday, August 25, 2020
- Message 8/23/2020
Closed Monday, August 24, 2020 due to Hurricane Marco
- July 2020 Newsletter
- Message 6/30/2020
Closed Friday, July 3 + Policy Reminders
- Message 6/23/2020
Carpool Procedures + Reminders
- Message 6/12/2020
ECELP to Re-open Monday, June 22
- Message 6/3/2020
ECELP Re-open Status
- Message 5/15/20
ECELP Re-open Status + Survey
- Message 4/15/2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards Announcement
- Message 4/15/2020
LSU Day of Caring
- April 2020 Newsletter
- Message from 3/27/2020
- Message from 3/25/2020
Information for Educating Your Child At Home
- Message from 3/19/2020
ECELP Contact Information
- Message from 3/17/2020