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Paving the Way for Early Learners:
Cradle to Kindergarten

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Head start

Head Start is a federally funded program for preschool children 6 weeks to 5 years of age in low-income families.

Public Schools

Looking to give your child everything they need to succeed? Our public schools are here to help.

Child care

Working or attending school? Our child care centers are here to help.

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who we are

Welcome to early child care

Early childhood education is important in so many ways.  Much of a child's critical development takes place before they reach kindergarten.  Our goal is to give each child every possible advantage so they can enter kindergarten well-prepared and ready to learn.

All Pre-Kindergarten programs in Tangipahoa Parish School System will adhere to the developmental philosophy as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Inherent in this philosophy is the provision for a child-centered program directed toward the development of cognitive, social-emotional, language and literacy, and motor skills in a manner and at a pace consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individual child.

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what we stand for

our philosophy

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Unify expectations for high-quality teaching and early learning

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Support teachers and providers to reach expectations

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Measure and recognize progress

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Provide clear information and high-quality choices to families

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application info

How to Apply

Applications are by phone at this time.
or call 985-748-2454 to schedule an appointment.
  • Schedule an appointment

  • Our Pre-K support personnel will assist with applications, income calculations, and screening.

  • Parents will need to have the following documents to apply:

    • Original birth certificate

    • Driver’s License or Picture I.D.

    • 2 Current paycheck stub(s) – two previous month’s salary for the household or SNAP

    • Guardianship Papers (If applicable) and IFSP

    • IEP if applicable

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be heard

Public input

for Coordinated Funding Request

We welcome input from the community for our public funding requests. Please click the link below to share your ideas, questions, or comments.

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The Latest

important news

Ready Start Tangipahoa Blueprint

January 20, 2021

The Ready Start Tangipahoa Early Childhood Network serves 28 child care centers, 15 school sites, and 8 Head Start centers.

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Ready Start Tangipahoa Coordinated Funding Request:

January 20, 2021

For the 2021-22 school session, we are requesting 600 LA4 seats, the same request as the 2020-21 school session.

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2020-2021 Request for Pre-K Seats

August 8, 2020

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locations

find a school

Looking for schools and centers in your area? Click the link below to access the Louisiana School Finder, where you can locate and compare schools and centers near you.

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Partnership

Our partners

Southeastern Louisiana University
Volunteers of America
Pro Solutions
Early Steps
Tulane Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Northshore Technical Community College
Tangipahoa Parish School System
Regina Coeli Child Development Center

Email Carmen Brabham to become a partner at carmen.brabham@tangischools.org

Reasons for Becoming a Partner:
Receive tax credits for donating and become involved with our annual literacy event, Once Upon a Time in the Park.  Children participate in literacy events and activities.  All children leave with a free book.