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Beauregard Early Childhood Network

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School Year 2023-2024
Students must be three or four years old on or before September 30, 2023, and reside in the school district of the school they plan to attend to enroll in pre-kindergarten.
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Parents must provide the following documents with the application:

** A birth certificate verifying the child is three or four years old on or before September 30, 2023

** A social security card issued in the child’s name

** A current and up-to-date immunization record in the child’s name

** Driver’s license/Photo ID of parent or guardian (and custody papers if applicable)

** Proof of residency in the school district Click here to see a list of acceptable documents.

** Proof of income for each adult in the household Click here to see a list of acceptable documents.


Click here to fill out an online Pre-K application

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Please watch this video to see step by step instructions on how to complete the online Pre-K application.


As directed by Louisiana’s Early Childhood Education Act, Beauregard Parish has worked together to create a unified system of high quality, publicly-funded options to families to ensure more children enter school kindergarten ready. This network is a local early childhood community network that includes every public Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care, and Head Start program within the parish.

The state coordinates these community networks by designating a Lead Agency for each community to coordinate essential activities, specifically observations and enrollment. The Lead Agency also serves as fiscal agent.

  • conduct administrative functions for the community network
  • coordinate CLASS observations assuring that accurate observations are conducted for all Toddler and Pre-K classrooms and that feedback is provided to all programs
  • coordinate the birth-to-age-five enrollment and the state funding application for the community network

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Our network has been rated 

for overall measures of classroom quality

by the Louisiana Department of Education

Click here to see our brochure

Click here to learn about milestones of your child’s development

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Please click here to review our funding request for the 2023-2024 school year.
Each year, Beauregard Early Childhood Network applies for funding of certain early childhood programs through a Coordinated Funding Request. As the lead agency for Beauregard Early Childhood Network, Beauregard Parish School Board is required to provide an opportunity for each publicly-funded early childhood program in the community and the general public in the coverage area to comment on the proposed funding request being submitted to the Louisiana Department of Education.