Quality Choices for Early Childhood Education and Child Care in Union Parish

Head Start

Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness of preschool-age children and their families by enhancing the child’s cognitive, social and emotional development.

Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in the following domains:  language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical development and health; social and emotional development; and approaches to learning.

Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.

Head Start programs build relationships with families that support:

  • Family well-being and positive parent-child relationships
  • Families as learners and lifelong educators
  • Family engagement in transitions
  • Family connections to peers and community
  • Families as advocates and leaders


Our Head Start program partners include:


Farmerville Head Start Center
7199 Hwy 33
Farmerville, LA 71241
Contact: Jennifer Stringfellow, Director Designee
              Pam Harris, Director
Phone: 318-368-0075

Union Head Start Center
211 Willow St
Bernice, LA 71222
Contact: Martha Dean, Director Designee
              Pam Harris, Director
​Phone: 318-285-7180