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bullet The Nonpublic School Early Childhood Development (NSECD) Program reimburses participating nonpublic schools throughout the state of Louisiana for providing four-year-old children with pre-kindergarten classes, before-and-after-school enrichment activities, and social services to support optimal development.


bullet Teachers must be early childhood certified by the Louisiana Department of Education.


bullet Classrooms must meet the child-to-adult ratio of 10 to 1 with no more than 20 children per certified classroom teacher.


bullet NSECD classrooms are fully integrated, having both children served through NSECD Program funds and children served through any other funding source, including private tuition payments, enrolled in the same classrooms.

Download the NSECD Parent Handbook