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Early Childhood

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High-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood care and education are available for children birth to age five so that each enters kindergarten ready for success.

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St. Tammany Early Childhood Ready Start Network

The St. Tammany Parish Early Childhood Community Network is a collaboration of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, Early Head Start/Head Start, Type III Child Care Centers and academically approved Family Childcare Centers.

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Preschool Early Intervention

The St. Tammany Parish’s Preschool Early Intervention (PEI) program is designed to serve three, four, and five year old students who have identified special education needs.

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Pre K

The Public School Pre K program provides a free daily education to four year old children who meet the income qualifications as determined by the Louisiana State Department of Education. 

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Child Search

Child Search screens children ages 3-6 who are not enrolled in school to identify needs and provide support in areas of communication, motor, sensory, cognitive, social, or self-help skills.

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Early Childhood Department