Early Childhood

2023 - 2024 School Year Pre-K Registration

Pre-K Registration for the 2023-2024 School year will be done at the
Lafourche Parish School Board Media Center 1411 Crescent Ave.  Lockport, LA.  
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Beginning January 9, 2023 - May 25, 2023

The following documents are required for registration:
Child's Birth Certificate
Child's Immunization Record
Child's Social Security Card
Proof of Residence/Address (Current Utility Bills from 2 different companies)
Proof of Family Household Income

You can print and complete the forms below if you want to save time:

The following forms MUST be completed:
Early Childhood Network Application.pdf
Early Childhood Application-Spanish.pdf
Student Data Enrollment Sheet.pdf

Complete these forms only if they pertain to you:
School Informative Parent Letter McKinney-Vento English.pdf
School Informative Parent Letter Spanish .pdf
Foster Care Parental Letter page 1..pdf
Foster Care Parental Letter page 2..docx.pdf
Foster Care Parental Letter spanish.pdf
McKinney Vento Forms-English.pdf
McKinney-Vento Forms - Spanish.pdf
Migrant Family Search Form.pdf
Indian Education Form.pdf

2022 - 2023 Lafourche Early Childhood Network Coordinated Funding Request

As stated by Bulletin 140, The Lafourche Early Childhood Network is required to reach out and obtain any public input regarding our 2020 - 2021 Coordinated Funding Request. In this request, we submit the number of LA4 slots we project to fill in the upcoming school year. Please see the attached coordinated Funding Request Guide and Response form below. If you have any suggestions, questions or comments, please fill out the Response for below and return it via email to [email protected] or regular mail by November 30, 2019. Please contact the Media Center, Nicole Caillouet, (985)532-2508 if you have any questions.

2022 - 2023 Coordinated Funding Request Guide.pdf

Coordinated Funding 2021-2022.pdf

Pre-Kindergarten Philosophy

The Lafourche Parish Public School System Pre-Kindergarten Program is based on the underlying belief that young children learn through age appropriate play. Through this age appropriate play, children develop language, math, science, social, art and technology skills. The Pre-Kindergarten Program supports a safe classroom environment where students can develop trust in adults. The program recognizes that each child is unique and learns and develops in his/her own way. You can find more information regarding the Pre-K Program in the resources files.

Lafourche Early Childhood Blueprint

Network Blueprint 22-23.pdf

Title I - Pre-Kindergarten Programs

The Title 1, 8(g), and LA4 Pre-Kindergarten Programs are designed to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children. The programs are designed to develop each child's physical, social, emotionally and intellectual abilities. Special Education students are included in the regular Pre-K classrooms.


Children will participate in activities such as:

  • Breakfast
  • Circle Time/Whole Group Instruction
  • Outdoor Play
  • Music
  • Learning Centers
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Lunch
  • Oral Language Development
  • Story Time
  • Rest Time
  • Snack Time

Four times during the school year, parent/child activities will be offered at all elementary schools in the parish.

Activities could include:

  • Preparing your child for school
  • Positive encouragement
  • Literacy/Language Skills
  • Book Bingos


Registration for the Pre-Kindergarten Program is conducted in the Spring of each year. Parents/Guardians need to provide the child's:

  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • immunization records
  • proof of residency (street address) such as utility bill

To be considered for placement, a child must be 4 years old on or before September 30th. Parents/Guardians should register the child in the district where they live.

The Lafourche Early Childhood Network

The Lafourche Early Childhood Network is comprised of a group of Early Learning Centers, Head Start Centers, and Public School Pre K. We currently have 9 Early Learning Centers, 7 Head Start Sites, and 12 Public Schools in our Network that are serving the Early Childhood Community. A list of these sites, links to websites, and contact numbers have been provided below. For a complete listing of Early Childhood Centers in Louisiana, see the following site: www.louisianaschools.com

Early Learning Centers

Adventure Awaits Learning Academy (6 weeks to 5 yr olds)




Bright Ideas Learning Center (6 weeks to 12 year olds)



Creative Learning (6 weeks to 12 year olds)



Little Colonels Academy (6 weeks to 4 year olds)




Little Angels Early Learning Center (6 weeks to 16 year olds)



Little Steps Academy (6 weeks to 16 year olds)



Mrs. Tut's Circle of Learning (4 weeks to 12 years old)




Stepping Stones (6 weeks to 16 year olds) 



Wise Moments (6 weeks to 12 year olds)



Head Start Centers

Lafourche Parish Head Start (3 and 4 year olds)  985-537-4601

  • Bayou Blue Head Start
  • Thibodaux Head Start
  • South Lafourche Head Start
  • Myra G. Champagne Head Start
  • Martin L. King Head Start
  • Raceland Head Start
  • Marydale Head Start


Public School Sites

Lafourche Parish Public School Pre K (4 year olds)  985-532-2508

  • Bayou Blue Elementary
  • Bayou Boeuf Elementary
  • Chackbay Elementary
  • Cut Off Elementary
  • Galliano Elementary
  • Golden Meadow Lower Elementary
  • North Larose Elementary
  • South Larose Elementary
  • Lockport Lower Elementary
  • Raceland Lower Elementary
  • St. Charles Elementary
  • Thibodaux Elementary


Contact Information

Jim Encalade

Jim Encalade
Early Childhood Supervisor
(985) 532-2508
[email protected]

Nicole Caillouet

Nicole Caillouet
Early Childhood Coordinator
(985) 493-6754
[email protected]

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