Paving the Way for Early Learners:
Cradle to Kindergarten
Head Start is a federally funded program for preschool children 6 weeks to 5 years of age in low-income families.
Looking to give your child everything they need to succeed? Our public schools are here to help.
Working or attending school? Our child care centers are here to help.
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.
what we stand for
Unify expectations for high-quality teaching and early learning
Support teachers and providers to reach expectations
Measure and recognize progress
Provide clear information and high-quality choices to families
How to Apply
Schedule an appointment
An Early Childhood staff member 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 - 4 Current paycheck stub(s) – two previous month’s salary for the household or SNAP
Guardianship Papers (If applicable) and IFSP
IEP if applicable
Current Immunization Records
Give to Ready Start Tangi
Funds will be utilized to achieve the network's blueprint goals. These goals include expanding early childhood education through providing funds for seats, increasing the quality of the program by providing professional development and Tier I curriculum. Funds will be utilized for parent engagement activities as well as to decrease adverse childhood behaviors.Donate Today
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.
Request for Early Childhood Seats
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Email Carmen Brabham to become a partner at email@example.com
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.