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Early Learning with a Focus on Children and Families

Prime Time programs are designed to create communities where children and their families develop a love of learning. We use the power of stories, questions, and meaningful interactions to help children explore the world around them, pursue their interests, and become self-motivated learners.


Our Programs

Head Start & Early Head Start

In this federally funded preschool program, Prime Time focuses on creating positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and to support families in Lafayette and Iberia Parishes in building bright futures for their children.

Prime Time Reading

Prime Time’s award-winning evening reading programs bring families together to discuss the big ideas found in children’s stories.

Humanities-focused learning

Carefully chosen children’s books are at the heart of each Prime Time reading program. We support learning with discussions focused on open-ended questions about the book, encouraging participants to form their own opinions, to suspend judgment, and to learn that, in life as in literature, there is rarely one simple “right” answer.

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HomeRoom@Home is an adaptation of our professional development workshop for teachers, now available for parents and caregivers. Based on the methodology of the award-winning Prime Time Family Reading program, HomeRoom@Home supports parents to strengthen their child’s relationship to reading through engaging and effective at-home practices.


If you are interested in HomeRoom@Home please email [email protected], and we will contact you with the next available dates.

Prime Time Boxes

Prime Time’s award-winning Family and Preschool reading programs are also available for families to take home and explore on their own. Prime Time Family Boxes and Prime Time Preschool Boxes contain books to build families’ home libraries, additional learning supplies, and a Grown-Up Guide for caregivers with discussion prompts and activities to implement Prime Time’s humanities-centered methodology at home.