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Grant Parish School Board  Pre-K Programs
Grant Parish School Board 512 Main Street Colfax, LA 71417
Act  3--Louisiana’s Early Childhood Education Act was passed by the state legislature in 2012.  This act provided for an accountability system for early childhood programs in the state. Early Childhood Care and Education Networks were created throughout the state.  In 2014 the Grant Parish Community Network was created.  It includes the following entities, Grant Parish School Board, LaSalle Community Action Association Head Starts, South Grant Day Care and just this year we have added a new day care, Giggles and Hugs.  We all work together using the same curriculum and assessment system. The curriculum we use is a State department Tier I curriculum---Creative Curriculum. Our assessment system is TSGOLD. Both TSGOLD and Creative Curriculum were created by Teaching Strategies, Inc.  They are both aligned with the Louisiana Standards for 4 year olds and also the Head Start Objectives for Development and Learning. All of our teachers, public schools, head starts, and day cares, are evaluated using CLASS, Classroom Assessment Scoring System.  Our teachers receive job embedded training.  We have quarterly preschool meetings. This year we have added a CLASS coach where the teachers receive online coaching from personnel who were trained by Teachstone personnel, the company who manages CLASS. As a result of this work, all four year olds in a program in Grant Parish receive similar learning experiences and environments to prepare each child for success in Kindergarten. Enrollment for any of these sites can be achieved thru our online application or you can pick up a copy of the application at one of the following sites, Pollock Elementary School, South Grant Elementary School, Verda Elementary School, Graham Head Start Center, Dry Prong Head Start Center, South Grant Day Care, Giggles and Hugs Day Care Center or the Grant Parish School Board Office.