Head Start

Our Mission - Educating our children today for a better tomorrow

Our Vision at Lafourche Parish Head Start -
To support children and the community of low-income families by providing a high-quality preschool experience. Lafourche Parish Head Start has the goal of preparing children for their next educational setting through implementing school readiness and social skills. Through parental assistance, the children we service will be exposed to reading, writing and math skills to increase cognitive levels in the areas of math, literacy, language, social/emotional and science. Parental involvement in their child’s education is crucial for preschool children's learning.

Head Start application

The Lafourche Early Childhood Network provides parents with choices of quality child care and learning experiences for their children ages birth to 5 years old. Our Network is comprised of the Lafourche Parish Pre-K programs (Title 1, 8(g) and LA 4), Lafourche Parish Head Start and local Child Care Centers who receive public funding (CCAP). The application below provides a list of required documents for each program.


Annual Reports

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Program information

Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.

Resource Directory

General Info

The parent handbook is a useful resource to assist you in gaining knowledge about our Head Start program. It is our hope that after we review the information with you, that you will go back and refer to it throughout the year to help with any questions about the program. Our goal is to provide families with resources needed to be fully integrated into our program. Feel free to ask questions. We appreciate your willingness to be the most important member of your child’s success team.