Three students attend the Emerge Center under New Schools for Baton Rouge’s Excellence Scholarship Fund. Emerge strives to provide each student with the support needed to reach his/her individual potential, recognizing that each young child is special and has a unique learning style. Emerge believes that every child deserves to thrive in a structured, nurturing environment. Emerge offers a number of tuition-based School Readiness programs for children around Baton Rouge ages 3-7 with developmental delays, such as Autism, Apraxia, or other speech-language or learning deficits which could impede transition to a school environment. These programs feature very small classes (less than 12 children) with support from student therapy aides, and run ve days a week on a school calendar. These classes aim to prepare children to be as independent as possible in their eventual, least-restrictive school placement.