Holidays & Annual Events


The center is open Monday thru Friday (6:30 AM – 6:00 PM), twelve months of the year.  We close for ten (10) holidays and three (3) in-service training days for staff.  If one of the following holidays falls on a Saturday or Sunday, KIDS COUNT, INC. will be closed either the Friday before the holiday or the Monday after the holiday.  Information about closing will be posted on the bulletin board prior to the holiday.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

School closed for In-Service Training days for staff:

  • Monday before Mardi Gras
  • Friday before Memorial Day
  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving

Annual Events

Mardi Gras Parade

Every year Kids Count host a Mardi Gras Parade. It is a family activity that requires the parents to help their preschool child make a float using a wagon. Each year a unique theme is chosen for the parade! It is loads of fun and a hit each year. We are Louisiana proud at Kids Count!

Easter Bonnet Parade

Our parents truly enjoy participating in family events. The Easter Bonnet Parade is another example of a family affair. Parents work with their children in creating the most amazing paper plate creations for their children to "show off" in this annual spring event.

The Week of the Young Child

This week is dedicated to our wonderful children. It is their favorite week of the year filled with activities just for them. From mix-match dress day, crazy hat day, to rock and roll and poodle skirts all staff members and children participate from the infants to the preschool. The week is culminated with a "Hug a Child Today" balloon launch.

Muffins for Mom

On the Friday before Mother’s Day, our moms are treated to a special "Breakfast N’ Babies". They are invited to have morning muffins and refreshments with their child and his or her teacher. The mother’s can mingle and share their thoughts with each other and their child’s teacher.

Donuts for Dad

Our dads are thanked for the great job they do just like our moms. What better way to say thanks than a "Dunk a Donut" with Dad day. Our dads arrive early to enjoy warm donuts and refreshments with their child and his or her teacher.

Halloween Carnival

The carnival is Kids Count’s annual party for the parents and children. For over 20 years our families, friends, and staff have enjoyed this event. From face painting and clowns to ponies and haystacks the children wear their costumes and share their favorite family treats at this funfilled fall event.

Pre-K Thanksgiving Skit and Feast

Each year the preschool class puts on a skit titled "The Mayflower" for their parents. After the skit all enjoy a pot-luck dinner with each family bringing their favorite family holiday dish. It is a great time of sharing and giving thanks…..especially thanking our families for sharing their child with us!

Christmas Festival

Santa arrives at Kids Count for the children to enjoy a photo session and have a grand time. The balloon artist is always a favorite along with face painting, cookie decorating, and playing games. While the children are having a blast the parents are enjoying others holiday recipes and friendship!