Families meeting the criteria for financial need (see attached "financial eligibility criteria" document) qualify for free participation. Scholarship spaces are limited.
NOLArts welcomes family-provided aides/shadows for those needing extra support for participation. Those with children needing extensive redirection, behavioral support or physical guidance will be asked to make their own arrangements for a one-on-one assistant.
1. Remains in a group without wandering or elopement2. Tolerates routine frustrations without aggression (hitting, kicking, spitting, destroying property, etc.) or excessive disruption (tantrumming, screaming, cursing, defiance etc.) or can be redirected3. Able to execute simple, clear directions and follow rules4. Able to eat, drink and use bathroom independently
For safety reasons, children can only be picked up by authorized parties listed on intake forms. If you need to have someone else pick up your child, you must add their name to the form or send the child with a signed, written note of authorization.
Participants will meet 1-2 hours before the parade at a nearby home for a pre-party, during which time they can relax, eat and change into their costumes.