Frequently Asked Questions
Why is high quality early childhood education important?
For generations, kindergarten was considered the beginning of a child’s learning, but that’s no longer the case. According to research the period from birth through age 5 is when children develop language, thinking, physical, and socio-emotional skills that they will utilize throughout their lives. During these years, every experience that a child has helps to create the architecture of the brain. Therefore, the quality of a child’s preschool experiences can be a key predictor of their success in school and life.
What programs are included in WBR Early Learning?
WBR Early Learning includes the following programs: 1) ABC, 2) Kidsville, 3) Poplar Grove, 4) Rocking Horse, 5) The Academy of Early Learning, 6) WBR Head Start, and 7) WBR Pre K. Click here to learn more about WBR Early Learning programs.
Where can I find information about WBR Early Learning program choices?
How can I find a program in my neighborhood?
Can I apply to programs outside of my attendance zone?
How can I determine program eligibility?
You can pre-determine program eligibility by accessing the WBR Early Learning website at www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Determine Program Eligibility” link.
In order to officially verify eligibility, you must complete the online application.
What type of device should be used to complete the online application?
How do I apply?
You can apply by accessing www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Application” link and/or the “Online Application” link.
Please read the directions carefully prior to beginning the application process.
If I am enrolled in a WBR early learning program, do I need to re-apply online?
What documents do I need to apply online?
- Child’s Louisiana Birth Certificate
- Child’s Social Security Card
- Child’s Immunization Records
- Income Documentation (all that apply) – Last 2 Paycheck Stubs, Letter from Employer, SNAP/FOOD Staement Statement, SSI, Foster Care, W-2, or 1099, etc.
- Services and/or Financial Assistance (all that apply) – Armed Forces, CCAP, FITAP, KCSP, School Free/Reduced Lunch, SNAP, SSI, Workers’ Comp