Who is DeSoto Ready Start?

  • 6 Early Childhood Sites
  • birth to 5 years
  • Tier 1 Curriculum
  • #WeAreDesotoReady

The DeSoto Parish Early Childhood Network is a small rural early childhood network in northwest Louisiana. The network is rated as high proficient within the early childhood rating system. In the 2021/2022 school year, 326 children, ages birth to five, are being served in the community. 100% of our sites use a Tier 1 curriculum. The Network has made steady growth on the district performance profiles over the last five years, increasing to a ‘High Proficient” rating for the network.

The number of early childhood sites with a High Proficient rate continues to rise. Currently, two sites are rated ‘Excellent’ and three are rated ‘High Proficient’. We added one new site, Head Start, in February of 2021.That site does not have a rating yet.

Vision and mission guiding statements: 

  • 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.

View School Performance Profile

Where to get started?

Find a DeSoto Ready Start school or center by clicking the link below.

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