Pre-Applications Begin April 6th for Children Birth – Age 4

The Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Network’s mission is to help all children reach their full potential and acquire a lifelong love for learning. When it comes to quality in early childhood programs, one size does not fit all.. The first 2,000 days of a child’s life sets the foundation for language development and social-emotional skills.

– 70% of the brain is developed by age 1
– 80% of the brain is developed by age 3
– 90% of the brain is developed by age 5


To learn how to create an online account and complete a Pre-Application please attend our Information Session 2 on

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Topic: How and where do I apply? Preparing children for school success

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 0585 8850
Passcode: 8rkVaw

Session Overview:

Early Childhood how and where to apply? The team will guide its participants through the step-by-step online pre-application process for All Early Childhood Programs (childcare, Head Start, and public school sites/centers).

Special Guest: Orchard Foundation (Read to Soar & Math to Build On) and Natchitoches Parish Library

Families are able to select up to 3 of the following participating sites that meet their family needs:

Public Pre-K Programs serving 3 and 4 year olds:

– Fairview Alpha Elementary/Jr. High
– Goldonna Elementary/Jr. High
– L.P. Vaughn Elementary/Middle School
– Marthaville Elementary/Jr. High
– Provencal Elementary/Jr. High
– Natchitoches Magnet Elementary/Jr. High

Save the Children Red River Region Head Starts/Early Head Start Centers serving children age 1-4:

– Breda Town HS
– Natchez HS
– Fairview HS
– Gold Street HS
– L.P. Vaughn HS & EHS

Type III Child Care Centers serving children 6 weeks – age 4 (additional care for children 5-13 available).

– A to Z 123 Preschool & Learning Center
– Bright Beginnings, Inc
– Cobblestones Childhood Development Center
– Fays Learning Center
– Funtime Palace
– Juz Us of Natchitoches
– Lil Rascals Learning Center
– NSU Child Development Center (only 3&4 year olds)
– Tiny Tots Daycare & Preschool

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