Skip to main content
DistrictCampus
CAMPUS

Head Start

Full Width School related picture

506 Martin Luther King Drive      DeRidder, LA 70634        (337) 463-5905

Start Date for Head Start

Parent and Guardians, ⁠ We would like to share with parents and guardians that the start date for Head Start will be announced after Labor Day as soon as licensing is finalized. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We are making preparations and will be excited to begin the new school year. Parents will be informed of the dates of the orientation and of the start of school date as soon as possible. Sincerely, Beauregard Parish Office of Head Start

Community Support

Grace Church community support with donation of spirit shirts and uniforms for students
Grace Church community support with donation of spirit shirts and uniforms for students
United Way contribution of funds for Head Start students
United Way contribution of funds for Head Start students

What is Head Start?

Welcome to Beauregard Parish Head Start!

Beauregard Parish Head Start is a child development program for children from age 3 to 4 years old.  Head Start provides services to promote academic, social, and emotional development, as well as providing social, health, and nutrition services for children and families.

Head Start has been, and continues to be, a model early childhood program for young children and their families. The latest research reveals that a child is more likely to succeed in school and in life when their parent or guardian is involved in his/her education. We are committed to providing a variety of opportunities for you to become further involved with your child’s education and our program.

Our curriculum is Creative Curriculum, a research based curriculum that is aligned with Head Start Early Learning Framework, Core Curriculum, and Classroom Assessment Scoring System. It is a developmentally appropriate approach to learning that is child-initiated and builds your child’s self-esteem, early reading, writing, math, and problem-solving skills. The Louisiana Department of Education has rated the Creative Curriculum as a Tier 1 curriculum.

"TIER 1 - EXEMPLIFIES QUALITY: Meets all non-negotiable criteria and scored the best possible on all indicators of superior quality."

The Mission of Beauregard Parish Head Start is to promote the school readiness of young children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development and physical growth through a safe, developmentally appropriate, nurturing environment, as well as a positive self-image and a love of learning.

Is My Child Eligible?

Children who are 3 and 4 years old and meet certain requirements are eligible for Head Start services.  Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF and SSI are eligible for services.  Families may also be eligible if it is determined that the family’s income meets the federal guidelines.  

kids

We are currently taking applications

for the 2021-22 school year

for eligible children who will be 3 and 4 years old on or before September 30th

Head Start is provided at the following Beauregard Parish Schools

     K.R. Hanchey Elementary School 
     South Beauregard Elementary School

Transportation not providedowl

 

Click here to register online

In the application under school name, select Beauregard Parish Head Start 

Watch our video for help with the online application

 

 

The following documents are required with the application:teacher student

 

  • Birth certificate
  • Child’s social security card
  • Current and up-to-date immunization record
  • Driver’s license/photo ID of parent or guardian
  • Proof of residency in the school district  Click here for a list of approved documents.
  • Proof of income for each adult in the household  Click here for a list of approved documents.

hand waveEARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY NETWORK

As directed by Act 3, 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