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

Public School PreK Programs

Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program

As Louisiana’s largest preschool program, the Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program provides economically disadvantaged children with early childhood education during a six-hour-a-day program and before- and after-school enrichment. 

Four-year-olds who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch are eligible to attend the program.

The 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program

The 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program preschool program was established in 1993 to serve students who are at-risk of not being prepared for Kindergarten.  Priority is given to students from economically disadvantaged families. 

The LA4 program is Louisiana’s main preschool program. However, school districts can use other funding sources, such as Title 1 funds or other district resources to fund PreK classes.


Children who do not qualify for public funds may still be elgible to attend public school PreK programs at no charge.

Union Parish Schools provides PreK classes at the facility listed below:


Union Parish Elementary School

7195 Hwy 33

​Farmerville, LA 71241

Contact: Rebecca Andrews, Principal

Phone: 318-368-9542