Ready Start Early Childhood and Pre-K Round-Up!

Mark Your Calendars, March 20th-24, 2023

By Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana March 8, 2023

Early childhood and pre-K enrollment are happening March 20th through 24th at publicly funded programs in Ouachita, Lincoln, Richland, Morehouse, and East Carroll Parishes. 

Enroll your child in your local, early education programs and get a jump start on a quality early education that builds skills for a solid and prosperous future!

For a list of participating programs and eligibility requirements visit Ready Start Programs or go directly to your parish to learn more and enroll: Ouachita, Lincoln, Richland, Morehouse, or East Carroll Parish.

Top 3 Outcomes of Early Childhood Programs:

  • Early childhood programs help to promote social, emotional, and physical development in children. These programs help to provide an environment where children can learn how to interact with others, develop problem-solving and communication skills, and grow physically and mentally. 
  • Early childhood programs can help to prepare children for formal education. These programs provide an introduction to the language, literacy, math, and science concepts that children need to be successful in school. 
  • Early childhood programs help to create a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Developing positive habits and attitudes towards learning, setting goals, and being responsible for your actions are important skills that can be reinforced in these programs. Additionally, early childhood programs help children to develop self-esteem and confidence, which are essential for a successful future.

What are the benefits of Pre-K?

  • Pre-K programs provide children with a safe and nurturing environment to learn the basics of literacy, math, and problem-solving.
  • Pre-K also promotes social and emotional development, helping children to develop the necessary skills to build relationships and interact with others. 
  • Pre-K programs also help children to develop the executive functioning skills needed to plan and organize, as well as the self-regulation skills needed to stay focused and on task. 
  • Overall, early childhood pre-K enrollment is a valuable tool to help children develop the skills they need to be successful both in school and in life.