Little Colonels Academy, formerly known as GTG, is an early childhood learning center facility housed on the Nicholls State University campus as a part of the Department of  Education. This Type III preschool center provides quality care and unique learning experiences for children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. The center also provides Nicholls candidates majoring in Education, Nursing, and Communicative Disorders with hands-on learning experiences in a lab-school setting. This type of setting is extremely beneficial in that it fosters learning for both the Nicholls Teacher Education candidates and the learners in Little Colonels Academy.

It is our mission to provide the highest quality education for the learners  within our center while at the same time providing Nicholls education candidates effective training opportunities. To that end, the Little Colonels Academy Teachers, the Nicholls Interns, the Education Practitioners, and the Student Workers work together as a team assisting the center’s learners with all domains of development: cognitive, emotional, social and physical. Our philosophy is guided by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines in that developmentally appropriate practices are the best practices for effective education and quality development of young children. Implementation of the NAEYC guidelines and the Louisiana Early Development Standards (ELDS) ensures that student goals and experiences are rigorous while remaining age, individually and culturally appropriate. This ultimately prepares each child for future academic success and a love for learning.

Tuition (Monthly):

Tuition Standard Faculty/Staff (7% discount) Students (10% discount)
5 days $600 $558 $540


If you are interested in registering your child with Little Colonels Academy, please complete the Little Colonels Academy Online Application.

As an opening becomes available, we will contact you in the following priority track:

  • children of Nicholls faculty/staff
  • children of Nicholls students
  • siblings of children already attending the Little Colonels Academy Program
  • children of community members – in order of application date submitted.

Waiting list is approximately 1 – 2 years

After you have accepted placement, you will be contacted by LCA personnel to complete paperwork and provide the following:

  • original copies of shot records
  • $125 registration fee
  • Supply fees and supplies based on the classroom in which your child is placed:


One Year Old Room

Two Year Old Room

Three Year Old Room

Four Year Old Room

$100 classroom supply fee $100 classroom supply fee $100 classroom supply fee $100 classroom supply fee $30 classroom supply fee
Bottles (pre-measured) Kinder mat Kinder mat Kinder mat Kinder mat
Pacifiers (if needed) Blanket Blanket Blanket Blanket
Change of clothes Change of clothes Change of clothes Change of clothes Change of clothes
Diapers Diapers or pull-ups (if needed) Diapers or pull-ups (if needed) School bag School bag
Baby wipes (due to individual needs) School bag School bag Supply List Sent Home
Sippy cup Sippy cup (if needed)