Meet the Administrative Team

Kamille WatsonKamille J Watson, MEd
Pathways Trainer, CLASS Observer- Infant

Kamille J Watson, MEd, serves as the Director of the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. She oversees all administrative decisions associated with the day-to-day operations and functions of ECELP. In 2008, Kamille began her work in the early childhood field as a Kindergarten teacher with the Zachary Community School District. During her time in Zachary, she held multiple leadership roles on the school and district level, and she was awarded Teacher of the Year at Northwestern Elementary. In 2016, Kamille joined the staff of the Early Learning Center at First United Methodist Church where she served a dual role position of a PreK Lead Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator before being promoted to Assistant Director/Curriculum Coordinator. Kamille is a graduate from Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and her Reading Specialist Certification. Also, she holds a teaching certificate in PK-3, an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate, and a Louisiana Pathways trainer certificate.

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Laura Sweet, MEd
Assistant Director
CDA Council PD Specialist, Pathways Trainer, CLASS Observer- Toddler and Preschool

Laura Sweet, MEd. serves as the ECELP Assistant Director. She is responsible for the support and coaching of teachers and assists in the day-to-day operation of the ECELP. She has served as a public and private school preschool and elementary teacher and CLASS assessor. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 2018 where she served as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for Livingston Parish Public Schools until joining the ECELP team in February of 2022. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Kinesiology, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Early Intervention from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Coaching from LSU. She holds a teaching certificate in PK-3, Elementary Grades 1-5, K-12 Health and P.E., Birth to Kindergarten and Early Intervention. She is also a certified Mentor Teacher and Instructional Coach by the Lousiana Department of Education. Laura hold and Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate and is a certified Pathways trainer, CLASS certified observer – toddler, and preschool, and a Council for Professional Recognition CDA PD Specialist.

Headshot of HenleyCorinthian Henley, CDA
Director Designee
CLASS Observer- Toddler, CLASS Train the Trainer- Toddler, ECAC Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of teaching, guiding, and nurturing children for more than 35 years in the field of Early Childhood Education. I am married and a mom to 3 wonderfully unique daughters and grandmother to 3 brilliant and precious grandchildren that keep me young at heart. I wake every day inspired to learn something new. I look forward to being a valuable part of your child’s learning experience. I believe children learn best when they feel comfortable and safe in their environment. This allows them to explore and initiate their very own unique learning path and in return, they flourish. In my experience, learning is progressive and every child learns and expresses themselves individually. My hope for each student begins with learning to trust and respect each other and grow from that foundational block.

Spann HeadshotLataree J. Spann, AS
Director Designee

I am the Infant 1 teacher and Director Designee for the Infant and Toddler side at LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I received my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development from Post University and have worked in the early childhood field for over twenty years. I have one son and in my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing a young child learn something new and knowing you have been a part of that growth.

Cyndi DiCarloCynthia Fontcuberta DiCarlo, PhD
Executive Director

Cynthia Fontcuberta DiCarlo, PhD, serves as the Executive Director of the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool and is a Professor and Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Education Program in the LSU School of Education. Dr. DiCarlo is responsible for the ECELP's engagement with the academic programs within the LSU Early Childhood Education program, as well as other departments within LSU and in the early childhood community. Prior to joining LSU in 2004, she worked as an infant/toddler teacher, public preschool teacher, Early Steps Provider, consultant, trainer, state assessor, and NAEYC validator. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 1993 and holds a teaching certificate in early intervention and Birth to Kindergarten. She has visited the infant/toddler and preschool programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy and surrounding regions, incorporating this knowledge into both the ECELP and the Early Childhood Academic Programs at LSU.


LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool
Telephone: 225-578-7882
4001 Gourrier Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70803