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Description: A unified system of high quality, publicly-funded options to families to ensure more children enter school kindergarten ready. This network is comprised of a local early childhood community network that includes every publicly-funded Pre-K, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.

  • LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM PRE-K -The Lafayette Parish School System Pre-Kindergarten Program is offered to a limited number of children in Lafayette Parish. Funding is provided through the LA4, 8(g), Title 1, and Preschool Expansion grants. Students qualify based on grant guidelines and the remaining spots are offered to students with a tuition fee. Children registering for Pre-K must be four on or before September 30th and reside in Lafayette Parish.
  • NONPUBLIC SCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT -The Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development Program provides low-income families the opportunity to attend state-approved private preschools and child care centers. The program provides six hours of daily instruction and up to four hours of before- and after-school care.  The NSECD program is a pre-kindergarten program that provides free tuition at private schools for four year olds from low- and moderate-income families. In Lafayette Parish, there are two sites offering these services. Visit the NSECD website for more information, including income requirements and a list of participating schools.
  • HEAD START -Head Start is a federal program for preschool children three to five years of age in low-income families. Its aim is to prepare children for success in school through an early learning program. The Head Start program is managed by local nonprofit organizations. Children who attend Head Start engage in various education activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. Head Start helps all children succeed, even those with disabilities.
  • EARLY HEAD START -Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded early childhood development program aimed to assist at risk, low-income families. Children and families enrolled in the center-based program option receive comprehensive child development services in a center-based setting, supplemented with home visits by the child’s teacher and other EHS staff. The home-based program option offers children and families support through weekly home visits and bi-monthly group socialization experiences. EHS also serves children through locally designed family child care options, in which certified child care providers care for children in their homes.
  • TYPE III EARLY LEARNING CENTERS -These centers have committed to working with other early care and education providers to raise the level of standards and expectations for children birth to 5. This is accomplished through additional training, following the Louisiana Department of Education Birth to 5 Standards, teachers are observed using the CLASS assessments and all at-risk children are monitored using Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments.
    • CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThis program, run by the Louisiana Department of Education, helps low- and moderate-income families pay for the child care they need in order to work or attend school or training. Monthly payments are based on the number of hours the parents work or attend school or training, the amount charged by the child care provider, family size and household income. Parents can select any Type III Early Learning Center that participates in the program.
  • You can apply online

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