Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part X-E. Louisiana Early Learning Enrollment Coordination

17:407.91      Definitions


As used in this Part, the following definitions shall apply: 


(1) “Coverage area” means the parish, parishes, or other geographical area within the jurisdiction of a local early learning enrollment coordinator. 


(2) “Department” means the state Department of Education. 


(3) “Local early learning enrollment coordinator” means an approved entity that conducts a process for informing families about publicly funded and Type III licensed early childhood care and education programs in the coverage area; collects family preferences; develops and uses a common application process; annually determines demand for publicly funded early childhood care and education within the coverage area; and makes recommendations to the department for the distribution of available publicly funded early childhood care and education slots for children who are economically disadvantaged as defined by the state board within its coverage area. 


(4) “State board” means the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


Added by Acts 2014, No. 717, § 1, eff. June 18, 2014. Amended by Acts 2018, No. 307, § 1.