Calcasieu Parish School Board Pre-Kindergarten Program: CPSB Pre-Kindergarten contains classrooms within the school district that are funded by LA4, 8g, Title I, and Special Education grants as well as some local funds. This program provides daily education to 4 year olds in Calcasieu Parish. The grants first service children eligible within their home’s attendance school zone. Transportation is only provided to eligible students who reside with the school’s attendance zone.

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Barbe Elementary
Bell City High School
Brentwood Elementary
J.D. Clifton Elementary
College Oaks Elementary
Cypress Cove Elementary
DeQuincy Primary
Dolby Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Frasch Elementary
Gillis Elementary
W.T. Henning Elementary
Henry Heights Elementary
J.J. Johnson II Elementary
M.J. Kaufman Elementary
J.F. Kennedy Elementary
E.K. Key Elementary
LeBleu Settlement Elementary
Maplewood Elementary
Moss Bluff Elementary
Nelson Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Prien Lake Elementary
St. John Elementary
Vincent Settlement Elementary
R.W. Vincent Elementary
Vinton Elementary
T.H. Watkins Elementary
J.I. Watson Elementary
Pearl Watson Elementary
Westwood Elementary

Charter School Program:

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Lake Charles Charter Academy

Southwest Charter Academy

Calcasieu Parish NSECD Program: The Non-public Schools Early Childhood Development Programs provide low-income families the opportunity to attend state-approved private preschools and childcare centers. The program provides six hours of daily instruction and up to four hours of before and after school care.

The NSECD program is a pre-kindergarten program that provides free tuition at private schools for four year olds from low and moderate income families. In Calcasieu Parish there are two sites offering these services. Visit the NSECD website for more information, including the income requirements and list of participating schools.

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St. Theodore Holy Family

Calcasieu Parish Head Start Program: Head Start is a federal program for preschool children three to five years of age in low-income families. Its aim is to prepare children for success in school through an early learning program. The Head Start program is managed by local nonprofit organizations. Children who attend Head Start engage in various education activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. Head Start helps all children succeed, even those with disabilities. For more information, visit the Head Start website.

Head Start provides children with work that helps them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The staff in these programs recognizes parents as the first and most important teachers of their children. They welcome parental involvement in the programs and will work as partners to help both the parent and child progress.

These centers have committed to working with other early care and education providers to raise the level of standards and expectations for children birth to 5. This is accomplished through additional training, following the Louisiana Department of Education Birth to 5 Standards, teachers are observed using the CLASS assessments and all at-risk children are monitored using Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments.

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Beauregard Parish Head Start

Brenda Hunter Head Start

DeQuincy Primary Head Start

J.D. Clifton Head Start

Jake Drost Head Start

J.F. Kennedy Head Start

J.I. Watson Head Start

Type III Childcare Centers: This program, run by the Louisiana Department of Education, helps low- and moderate-income families pay for the child care they need in order to work or attend school or training. Monthly payments are based on the number of hours the parents work or attend school or training, the amount charged by the child care provider, family size and household income. Parents can select any Type III Early Learning Center that participates in the program. For more information about the program, including eligibility information and instructions on how to apply, visit the LDE CCAP website. You can even apply online!

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A'Mere Childcare

All About Kids Preschool and Dev. Center

Angel Babies Childcare and Development Center

Baby Baby Baby

Bee Haven Childcare and Learning Center

Benjamin's Infant and Preschool Center

Building Blocks Learning Center of Sulphur

Children's Playworld Preschool

First Methodist School

Hayleigh's Childcare Center

Heaven's Precious Angels Daycare

Henning Memorial United Methodist

Kids Excel, LLC

Kids Kastle Christian Daycare

Kids World Childcare Learning Center

Kidz Kuntry Childcare and Learning Center


Linda's Bright Beginning Childcare

Lion's Den Day School, Inc.

Little Thinkers Learning Campus

Moriah's Christian Preschool

Ms. Ellen's Daycare Center

Nelson Academy

New Beginnings Childcare Center

Our Lady Queen of Heaven ECC

Prize Possessions, LLC

Ready Set Grow Development Center

Ships Ahoy Children Academy

St. John Day Care Center

United Christian Fellowship

University United Methodist Day School

Wee Wisdom Preschool II

Application and Selection Dates

STEP 1: Submit an application for Calcasieu Parish Network online at

2020-2021 Enrollment will open on May 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. and will remain open until May 26, 2021.

Application Windows

  • Round 1 May 1, 2020 - May 16, 2020 Placement will begin on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • Round 2 May 17, 2020 -June 20, 2020 Placement will begin on July 10, 2020.
  • Round 3 June 21, 2020 - May 26, 2021 Placement begins in July and continues throughout the school year.

STEP 2: Head Start Families ONLY

After enrollment, an email will be sent with the date of your vertification visit as details of required documentation. All information must be accurate and verfiable. If a student is selected for admission based on application information that is later determined to be false, the student may lose admission into the program.

STEP 3: Eligiblity for placement occurs when vertification is complete and reviewed. Parents will be notified via email.

STEP 4: Once placement occurs, the parent must login to their portal and accept the seat.