LAUP Los Angeles Universal Preschool www.laup.net
Increasing access to high-quality preschool for the children of LA County. WHY UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL? Research shows that children who attend quality preschool programs are more likely to succeed, in school and beyond, than those who do not. Currently in Los Angeles County, only half of our four-year olds have access to any preschool at all, LAUP is funding the creation of new high-quality programs. LAUP is proud to be working in partnership with government and the private sector to address community needs. BENEFITS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Parents of children in LAUP classrooms can feel confident that their four-year olds are in preschool programs that have been evaluated for quality. LAUP carefully reviews teacher qualifications, class sizes and adult/child ratios, and the environment in which our children explore and learn. All LAUP programs welcome parents into the classroom as active and engaged partners in their child's preschool experience. SHEA FAMILY PRESCHOOL Shea Family Preschool is proud to be part of LAUP. We provide a 3-1/2 hour LAUP preschool program Monday thru Friday. There is a $900.00 parent investment fee required by LAUP. I have broken this cost down to weekly payments of $25.00 per week for nine months of the school year. (This is subject to change as per LAUP) Parents that qualify may apply for a parents fee waver, creating a free preschool experience for eligible families. WHAT IS LAUP? Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a dynamic new public benefit corporation created in 2004 and funded by First 5 LA- the commission established by Proposition 10. LAUP's goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to four-year-old children in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family's income, race or religion by 2014.