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Prime Time Revives Historic Campus with New Head Start Center

April 29, 2022

Prime Time Head Start officially welcomed students, caregivers and the entire community to its newest Head Start center on April 8.

Prime Time Head Start on the former Immaculate Heart of Mary campus in Lafayette began offering classes in February. It marked the return to use of a historic community institution. The campus can serve more than 200 students.

A program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time Head Start was selected by the Office of Head Start to provide Early Head Start and Head Start services within Lafayette and Iberia Parishes in October of 2020. Prime Time is federally funded in Acadiana to serve up to 747 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old, as well as expectant mothers. Prime Time Head Start and Early Head Start centers now serve Acadiana families at four locations, with two in Lafayette, one in Jeanerette and one in New Iberia.

Prime Time’s free preschool program uses humanities-based learning to help children build basic skills, develop a love of literacy and hone critical-thinking abilities to set the foundation for lifelong learning while also providing support and services to the entire family. Prime Time also operates Head Start centers in Ouachita Parish, as well as award-winning family reading programs statewide.