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DeSoto Ready Start


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Welcome to DeSoto Ready Start!

Desoto Ready Start is excited to help provide a quality education to Desoto Parish children from birth to 5 years. We believe that early childhood education is critical to a child’s development, especially the years before they reach kindergarten.  Our goal at DeSoto Ready Start is to provide each child with the best education possible so they can enter kindergarten well-prepared and are #DesotoReady! 

Learn, Explore, & Inspire!

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Our locations include Early Education Centers, Head Start, and Desoto Pre-Schools.

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Learn more about the curriculum used at our Ready Start Centers in Desoto Parish.

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Get Started

Ready to start your child’s education journey? Start the process with our online enrollment.

The DeSoto Ready Start Community

Learn more about our amazing centers and schools that are a part of the DeSoto Ready Start Community!

Please select a location to learn more.

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DPSB PreK 3 at Mansfield Elementary
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DPSB PreK 3 at Logansport High School
G Baby’s Development Center
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Logansport High School
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Mansfield Elementary
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North Desoto Lower Elementary
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SCUS Head Start of Mansfield
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Stanley High School
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The Little School Child Development Center 2
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We Care Mansfield

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  • All DeSoto Parish children birth through age five are afforded opportunities to achieve maximum pre-kindergarten and kindergarten readiness skills. 
  • These children should also be provided equitable access to physical, emotional and high quality educational support they will need to enter school ready to succeed. 
Goal 1

By the year 2023, increase community awareness for the early childhood network’s purpose and opportunities for child development.

Goal 2

By year 2022-2023, increase the number of children, ages birth to three,  in quality centers by 50%. 

Goal 3

By 2024, the quality of early care and education in the network will improve by increasing the number of “excellent” centers.

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