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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 62 counties in the state of Louisiana. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Louisiana Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Louisiana Head Start Program Database:

Acadia Parish School Board
Crowley LA 70526-4163
The mission of the Acadia Parish School Board Head Start Program is to provide positive early childhood experiences and quality comprehensive services to low-income children and families through a compassionate supportive program. We are aimed at breaking the cycle of failure and promoting self-sufficiency and social competence while maintaining the dignity and self-worth of the individual and family. We are committed to excellence in the learning environment and effective partnerships between parents, staff, school, and the community.
Ascension Parish School Board
Donaldsonville LA 70346
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves children from ages three until five, and their families. The Ascension Parish Head Start Program is licensed as a day care program and therefore meets the minimum requirements established by the state for a Class A license.The Head Start Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), and the Office of Head Start (OHS). The Ascension Parish School Board is the recipient of the grant awarded to Ascension Parish.
Avoyelles Progress Action Committee, Inc.
Marksville LA 71351-0527
Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children and their families whose income falls at or below the Federal Income guidelines. This includes children who have been determined to have a disability. The Head Start program is operated by a team of professionals. These professionals have a wide variety of experience in the Head Start program, early childhood practices and believe in a developmentally appropriate environment for preschoolers. Head Start has been in existence in Avoyelles Parish since 1965.
City of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge LA 70805-4138
Our Mission of the East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Program is to provide high-quality, comprehensive programs relating to health, disabilities, education, and family services to eligible low-income families and their children.
Calcasieu Parish School System
Lake Charles LA 70615-3808
Our MissionTo provide high quality education for children and their familiesFunding SourcesCalcasieu Parish Schools Head Start Program is funded by the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Resources
Jefferson Community Action Programs
Jefferson LA 70123
The program establishes a supportive learning environment for children, parents, and staff; giving them enhanced awareness, refined skills, and increased understanding of values. Head Start embraces a comprehensive vision of healthcare for children and families within the parish wide communities of Jefferson.
Lafourche Parish Head Start
Mathews LA 70375-2043
Welcome to Lafourche Parish Head Start! Our program earned a Certificate of Excellence in March, 2007, for being in full compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations, and policy requirements.
Plaquemines Parish Public Schools Head Start
Belle Chasse LA 70037
Head Start is a Federally funded program for low income and disadvantaged children. Head Start is a comprehensive child development program which serves children from 3 to 5, and their families. The Head Start Program delivers comprehensive high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; and parent involvement. In addition, the entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience. Head Start programs must adhere to Program Performance Standards. They are designed to ensure that the Head Start goals and objectives are implemented successfully, that the Head Start philosophy continues to thrive, and that all grantee and delegate agencies maintain the highest possible quality in the provision of Head Start services. Plaquemines Parish Head Start student selection procedures comply with Federal Head Start Guidelines. Head Start actively recruits children with disabilities. Head Start does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability.
Quad Area Community Action Agency
Hammond LA 70401-4907
Provides children 3-5 years old in East Feliciana parish the opportunity to attend a Child Development Program. This program provides Education, Health, Nutrition and Social Services. The children are provided initial experiences and success which promote the child's confidence, self-respect and positive self-image.
Regina Coeli Child Development Center
Robert LA 70455-1732
Head Start is a comprehensive program designed to foster the healthy development of young children from low-income families. The program has grown from a brief, eight-week summer program for preschoolers in 1965 to a year-round program today, serving children from birth to age five and pregnant women. Head Start provides children from low-income families with daily nutritious meals and many opportunities for social, emotional, and intellectual growth that can prepare them for success in school and in life. The program also connects children to a health care source and provides vital support services to their families.