Lafayette Parish School System Pre-K

LPSS Pre-K contains classrooms within the school district that are funded by LA4, 8G and Title 1 grants. This program provides daily education to 4 year olds in Lafayette Parish and follows the school system calendar. The grants first service children from at-risk families on a per child basis in their home zone if available.  Due to limited seats in home zones, Truman Early Childhood Education Center accommodates up to 500 overflow students from most zones.  Transportation is also provided.

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NonPublic School Early Childhood Development Programs

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.

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Gethsemane Christian Academy

Holy Family Catholic School


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. 

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A-Bears Kids Only Preschool

Archie's ABC Learning Center

Babineaux's Kiddie Kare

BG's Blessings Daycare

Butterflies & Beyond Inc.

Butterflies Preschool, LLC Pandora

Catina's Daycare Center

Close to Home Daycare

Christina Learning Center  

Creative Learning Preschool and Child Care Center

Divine Treasures Development Center

Doodlebugs Early Childhood Development Center

For My Child Learning Center  

Gethsemane LaPetite Early Childhood Development Center

Kid City Daycare and Preschool

Kids Only II of Lafayette

Kids Only III of Lafayette

Lil Angel's Daycare

Little Blessings Childcare and Preschool

Little Blessings Childcare of Broussard

Little Blessings of Milton  

Little Miracles Child Development Center

Little Oaks Learning Center

Mimi's Preschool Inc.

New Horizon Early Childhood Development Center

Northside Family & Child Development Center

Precious Heart Childcare

Rosa's Child Development Center

Rosa's Infant and Toddler Center

Small World Daycare

Sugar 'N Spice Acadiana's Preschool

Sugar 'N Spice Broussard's Preschool

Sugar 'N Spice Carencro's Preschool

Sugar 'N Spice Youngsville's Preschool

The Learning Tree Preschool

Truman Daycare and Learning Center

ULL Child Development Center

Early Head Start Programs

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. UWA Early Head Start provides the following services: early education both in and out of the home; parenting education; comprehensive health and mental health services for mothers and children; nutrition education; and family support services. 

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SMILE - LA Avenue

SMILE - Lafayette

United Way of Acadiana

Head Start Programs

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.

Head Start provides children with work that helps them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The staff in these programs recognizes parents as the first and most important teachers of their children. They welcome parental involvement in the programs and will work as partners to help both the parent and child progress. 

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SMILE - Alexander

SMILE - Holy Family

SMILE - Holy Rosary

SMILE - St. Christopher II A

SMILE - St. Christopher II B

SMILE - St. Joseph

Admission Criteria

All information must be accurate and verifiable. If a student is selected for admission based on application information that is later determined to be false, the student may lose his admission to the program.