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

UNION HEAD START

211 WILLOW ST
BERNICE, LA 71222
318-255-2318
4 Stars 


DOWNSVILLE CHARTER SCHOOL INC

4787 HWY 151
DOWNSVILLE, LA 71234
318-982-5318
1 Stars 

These standards:

     1) Describe what all children from birth to kindergarten should know and be able to do and their attitude about learning;

     2) Are appropriate for each age group and for English language learners and children with disabilities and/or developmental delays;

     3) Cover all Domains of School Readiness Research has consistently shown that there is a strong link between the quality of early
         childhood experiences and later school success.

To learn more about the standards, visit:

Early Childhood Standards

As parents, you want the very best for your children. That’s what Quality Start is all about. When you choose a Quality Start member child care center, you know you are choosing a center that is among the finest in the state. Quality Start is a voluntary program for licensed child care centers, designed to recognize, support, and increase the quality of child care throughout Louisiana. Participating centers can earn up to five stars. Quality Start also offers training and incentives to child care providers to help increase their rating. Important new quarterly bonuses and tax credits are also available to parents who choose a Quality Start center.

Why Should I Choose A Quality Start Child Care Center?


  1. Research shows quality child care can improve your child's well-being including their readiness for school.
  2. Child care centers who participate are showing parents their commitment to providing quality child care. 
  3. On your tax return, your family may qualify for the annual School Readiness Tax Credit based on the star rating of your child care center, your family income and your child’s age.



Where Can I Get More Information?

  • Contact the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services - Child Development and Early Learning Section at (225) 342-0694 or 1-800-680-9098.
  • To find the Child Care Resource and Referral agency in your region visit www.laccrra.org.

The Early Learning and Development Standards were created to be a framework for high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs and were designed to be used by early childhood educators throughout Louisiana. The term early childhood educator describes those responsible for the care and education of children from 0-5.

The centers below are Quality Star rated:

What are the Standards for Quality?