It is the mission of the St. Tammany Parish School System to serve our young children and their families and to create conditions for their success as life-long learners.


Understanding the natural progression of child growth and development, and being grounded in the belief that all children are capable of learning, prekindergarten programs provide a strong foundation for future success. Prekindergarten settings provide rich learning experiences which enhance the development of cognitive, social, emotional, language and literacy, and motor skills in a manner and pace consistent with the needs and capabilities of each individual child. Emphasis is placed on play, the child’s natural approach to learning. Through playful interactions with objects and people, the child gains knowledge about the world in which he/she lives.

Children are part of a family. When families take an active role in the education of the child, he/she is able to be successful. The prekindergarten program provides many opportunities for parental involvement.

Goals for STPPS Pre K

  1. To develop a positive self-image by encouraging independent thinking, developing problem solving skills, and enabling children to be successful in accomplishing developmentally appropriate tasks set for them.
  2. To enhance social and emotional development by furthering the development of respect for human dignity and the rights of others.
  3. To expand early concepts, improve communication skills, stimulate interest in the natural world and encourage creativity.
  4. To involve parents and families in the young child’s learning experiences.
  5. To provide a learning environment that is in keeping with the standards set in the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS).
  6. To provide educational opportunities in a developmentally appropriate manner in compliance with the Louisiana Standards for prekindergarten that will prepare children for kindergarten.

Schools Offering Pre-K Classes

    Abita Springs Elementary
    Abney Early Childhood
    Alton Elementary
    Bayou Woods Elementary
    Bonne Ecole Elementary
    Brock Elementary
    Chahta-Ima Elementary
    Covington Elementary
    Cypress Cove Elementary
    Fifth Ward Junior High
    Florida Avenue Elementary
    Folsom Elementary
    Lee Road Junior High
    Little Pearl Elementary
    Lyon Elementary
    Madisonville Elementary
    Mandeville Elementary
    Marigny Elementary
    Mayfield Elementary
    Pontchartrain Elementary
    Sixth Ward Elementary
    Whispering Forest Elementary
    Woodlake Elementary

Contact Us

For more information about the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Pre K Program,
contact the Early Childhood Office at 985-898-3306.