Head Start Director

A Message From Head Start Director:

Melissa Badeaux


Our vision is to provide the best quality child development program for all eligible children using the Head Start Model which enables families, children, and staff to be empowered by creating a caring, safe and healthy environment that encourages learning and wellness.

Because every parent wants a quality early care and education experience for their child, Lafourche Parish Head Start took a bold step forward in a way that promotes kindergarten readiness and honors family choices.  We became members of the Early Childhood Network for Lafourche Parish.  This network brings child care, Head Start, and publicly-funded pre-kindergartens together to provide a set of core principles: unified enrollment and access for all at-risk children; comprehensive birth-to-five standards; and a basic standard of teacher effectiveness with equal access to professional development for all teachers. 

We thank you for choosing our program and entrusting your children to our care.  Lafourche Parish Head Start understands that children love to learn and we work diligently at encouraging children in their quest to gain knowledge and skills.  We provide a safe, nurturing, and secure learning environment.  You are your child’s first and best teacher and we really need you, working with us to positively influence your child’s learning and development. 


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