Building Foundations for the Future

 Early Childhood Department
 Dr. Michelle Joubert, Director

Mission:  "Ensuring Quality Childcare for All Children"
Goal:  To ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn  
Early Childhood Programs Click for Brochure
Head Start - 3 year olds
Five Head Start sites located in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Dequincy, and Iowa, LA 
Pre-Kindergarten - 4 year olds
Located in all of Calcasieu Parish Elementary schools except TS Cooley Elementary
Child Care - Birth to 5 years old
Participating centers are located in Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, and Iowa, LA

Providing High Quality Early Childhood Education by Implementing
Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS): Birth to Five
Teaching Strategies GOLD: Child Assessment
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS): Teacher/Child Interactions
Community Impact
Expansion of access to high quality,  publicly-funded early childhood  programs to families across Calcasieu Parish to make certain more children enter school kindergarten ready.
Funding Sources
LA 4 Grant
Title 1 Grant
8g Grant
Head Start Grant
Community Network Pilot Grant