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Head Start Lafayette & Iberia

Early learning and literacy to give all children a Head Start


Prime Time Head Start is a free program that promotes school readiness for preschoolers. We bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to help close the achievement gap and build bright futures with the children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.


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Head Start Lafayette or Iberia

We welcome children ages six weeks to five years old to join us as we help them build basic skills, develop a love of literacy and hone critical-thinking abilities that will set the foundation for lifelong learning. Prime Time Head Start follows a Tier 1 Curriculum, the top rating for instructional materials by the Louisiana Department of Education, in order to help provide a seamless transition into kindergarten. Our Early Head Start program promotes the physical, mental, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers in a safe and caring environment. Our family engagement approach means that you, as your child’s caregiver, are our most important partner and we look forward to working closely together to ensure that your child achieves their school-readiness goals.

Please download the application below and return it to any of our centers, or use the registration links to apply through your parish’s Early Childhood Network.

Download an application

Register for Lafayette Register for Iberia

Registration Requirements

Documents needed to complete your application include:

  1. Birth certificate or documentation of birth
  2. Proof of residence
  3. Income verification
  4. Parent/guardian identification
  5. Once accepted, health records will be required prior to entry.


Prime Time Head Start students in Acadiana saw significant growth during the 2021-22 school year in writing, math and approaches to learning, which measures how students carry out learning tasks. To reach these gains, Prime Time adopted a Louisiana Department of Education Tier I Early Childhood Curriculum (Frog Street Press), implemented a curriculum coach at each site, increased staff individualization during professional development opportunities and implemented pre and post assessments.

See 2021-22 results

Our Centers

Current families

Thanks for being part of the Prime Time family!

In addition to the services offered to our students, we partner with community agencies to ensure that caregivers can also be connected to supportive resources.

If you are in need of support, would like to become involved at one of our centers or have any questions related to your child’s education or Head Start services, please contact your center director, family advocate or classroom teacher.

Forms & Downloads

School Calendar 2023-24
School Calendar 2024-25
Parent Handbook
Emergency Manual

Other Resources

Reading with Prime Time Pops

Water Sample Reports

Get Involved

Prime Time Head Start offers a number of ways for parents to get involved with the program including working with program governance, participating in the classroom and engaging in fun and educational activities with their children.

Third Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.

Virtual Family Engagement Network Meetings take place once a month on a Wednesday at 11 a.m. Dates are announced via the Child Plus system and on our Facebook page.