LPSS Pre-K contains classrooms within the school district that are funded by LA4, 8g, Title 1, and Special Education grants as well as some local funds. This program, following the school system calendar, provides daily education to 4 year olds in Lafayette Parish.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION: An educational evaluation is offered for children ages 3 through 5 years not enrolled in Kindergarten who may have special needs. Children are serviced in homes, early learning centers and within the school system.

FAMILIES READING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The goal of FRAN is to assist families in improving and integrating adult education, early childhood education, parenting, health information, and everyday living skills into a unified family literacy program. FRAN, located at Truman Early Childhood Education Center, welcomes all families who have children between birth through age 7 years. Pregnant women are also encouraged to attend.

FAMILY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: We offer a program at Northside High School that can help high school students remain in school and receive child care for their children 6 weeks through 4 years on the school campus. To participate in this program, a student must enroll at Northside High and register to take the Child Development/Parenting classes. For more information, contact Shannon Bernard 337-521-7026.

ED J SAM ACCELERATED SCHOOL OF LAFAYETTE offers child care services in an approved child-development program located on the school campus. Students who enroll their child in the program will leave and pick up their child from the center at the start and end of the school day.

EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMUNITY NETWORK: As directed by Act 3, Lafayette 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 comprised of a local early childhood community network that includes every publicly-funded Pre-K, 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.

    1. conduct administrative functions for the community network
    2. coordinate CLASS™ observations assuring that accurate observations are conducted for all Toddler and PreK classrooms and that feedback is provided to all programs
    3. coordinate the birth-to-age-five enrollment and the state funding application for the community network


ON TRACK by 5 Alliance (formerly Success by 5 AlIiance) is a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR&R) for early childhood services. ON TRACK by 5 Alliance is the local CCR&R Agency, contracted by the Louisiana Department of Education. The Agency operates within the Lafayette Parish School System, as a Division of the Early Childhood Department. For more information: