•  Early Childhood Department
     Dr. Michelle Joubert, Director
     

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    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