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    Calcasieu Parish School Board Early Childhood  
      
    Mission:  "Ensuring Quality Childcare for All Children"
    Goal:  To ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn  
     
     
     Head Start Program

     
    Head Start is a child development program for children from age 3 to 5 years old. Head Start provides services to promote academic, social, and emotional development, as well as providing social, health, and nutrition services for children and families.  
     
    Goals of Head Start
    • To enhance children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive development
    • To enable parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children
    • To help parents meet his/her own goals, including economic independenceIs My Child Eligible?
    Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Children and families are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF and SSI are eligible for services. Families may also be elgible if it is determined that the families income is at or below the federal poverty guidelines. Click here for information on the poverty guidelines. Calcasieu Parish enrolls up to 10% of children from families with income above the poverty guidelines. These students are typically students with disablities. 
     
    Children's Services   
     
    SCHOOL READINESS: As directed by Act 3, Calcasieu Parish has worked together to create 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 Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.
    SOCIAL: As directed by Act 3, Calcasieu Parish has worked together to create 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 Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.
    HEALTH: As directed by Act 3, Calcasieu Parish has worked together to create 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 Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.
    DISABILITIES: As directed by Act 3, Calcasieu Parish has worked together to create 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 Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.
     
     
     
    Community and Family Services
     
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