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Caldwell Parish Early Childhood Programs 

Monica Coates, Director of Early Childhood Programs


Caldwell Parish Head Start - Kelly Early Childhood Center 

3351 Hwy. 506 West, Kelly, LA 71441

Phone: (318) 649-7714 Fax: (318) 649-5533


Caldwell Parish PreKindergarten Center 

182 Spartan Drive, Columbia, LA 71418

Phone: (318) 649-6139 Fax: (318) 649-0508


​As the Early Childhood Lead Agency for Caldwell Parish, the Caldwell Parish School Board  intends to request funding from the Louisiana Department of Education to fund existing four-year-old seats for LA 4 and for the first time we will request funding through the PDG (Preschool Development Grant) fund slots in quality early childhood centers for Three year old children through the new Preschool Development Grant funds that were awarded in December 2019 to the Louisiana Department of Education. The funds requested are for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please review the proposed Coordinated Funding Requests. Comments are welcomed by the Early Childhood Program Partners  as well as from the community at large. Comments can be submitted to prior to February 7th 2020.  


Caldwell Parish Early Childhood Network Blueprint


It is the vision of Caldwell Parish Early Childhood Network that all children birth to five deserve a high quality, supportive, and developmentally appropriate education.

Our mission is to provide high quality comprehensive early childhood programs to prepare students for kindergarten.


  • To increase community awareness of early childhood programs
  • Increase the number of three year old students being served in Caldwell Parish
  • Increase the number of infant, one and two year olds being served by 50 total in 2025
  • Increase the quality of early childhood programs