Human Development Center

Early Learning Center

ELC Pre-Enrollment Application

The HDC Early Learning Center enrolls children 6 weeks to 36 months of age regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, sex, or disability.  A child must be younger than 36 months on September 30th to be eligible for our program. Faculty and staff of the Human Development Center and LSU School of Allied Health are given first priority. To apply for enrollment the waitlist application form must be completed, signed and received by the Early Learning Center. Applications for enrollment are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are date stamped when received. Please note that completion of the waitlist application does not guarantee enrollment at the Center.

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Click here for the ELC Pre-Enrollment Application Form


Admission Process

When an opening becomes available, applicants who have completed a pre-enrollment application will be contacted by phone and email.  Applicants have two business days to respond to an offer of admission.   If an applicant chooses to accept an opening, the LSUHSC-HDC ELC will send a letter confirming enrollment which includes the child's anticipated start date and family orientation date. The admissions letter will indicate the due date of the $175.00 non-refundable registration fee plus the first month's tuition.

If full payment of the registration fee and first month's tuition is not received by the due date indicated on the letter, a member of the ELC administrative team will attempt to contact the family by phone and e-mail. If the payment is not received within two working days after the due date, the space will be offered to the next family on the waiting list and the child will be placed at the end of the waiting list. Repeated unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the family will result in the child's name being permanently deleted from the waiting list. If a family is offered a space for enrollment within the ELC and the space is declined, the ELC will provide written notification and/or e-mail confirming that the child was removed from the waiting list.

The Enrollment Packets is available online or at the ELC. The complete Enrollment Packet must be returned to the ELC Office prior to the child's first day of attendance.


Enrollment Priority

Children six weeks to 36 months of age are eligible to enroll (child must be under 36 months on or before September 30th).  Enrollment priority is determined by the following criteria:

  1. Children of other LSUHSC departments and units
  2. Children with identified/documented *disabilities and/or special health care needs

*LSUHSC-HDC ELC is an inclusive early care and education program.  The mission of the Human Development Center and ELC includes providing learning and teaching opportunities for students and faculty of the LSUHSC while providing high-quality early care and education for children/families.  In order to ensure that students and faculty have sufficient opportunities to observe and participate in a program that provides early care and education to young children with significant support needs, we seek to include 20-25% of children with significant support needs.  To achieve this ratio, the ELC administration reserves the right to recruit and enroll children with significant support needs from non-LSUHSC employee families, as necessary.

Any person(s) alleging discrimination has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of alleged discriminatory action. All complaints should be forwarded immediately to:

Louisiana Department of Education
Department of Licensing