Early Childhood

Child Care Centers:

Kids World Childcare and Learning Academy
Directors:  Laura Mayho & Tameeka  Ross

PO Box 855
2880 Hwy West
Vacherie, LA 70090

Monday through Friday
6:30 am to 5:30 pm
(accepts CCAP children)


Woods Learning Academy, INC.
Director:  Barbra Woods, M. ED

1571 East 2nd Street
Gramercy, LA 70052

Monday through Friday
6:00 am to 5:15 pm
(accepts CCAP children)

Bright Minds Learning Academy
Director:  Claudette Aubert

21490-B  Hwy 20
Vacherie, La. 70090
(225) 265-2322

Monday -Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
(accepts CCAP children)

Anointed and Ordered Steps Childcare
Director:  Kirstein Miles

10475 E. Tchoupitoulas Circle 
St. James, LA. 70086

Monday -Friday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
(accepts CCAP children)

Head Start:
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.

Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child's first and most important teachers. Programs build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.

St. James Parish Schools Head Start 3 Year Old Program:
St. Louis Academy Head Start Center      225-258- 4680
Sixth Ward Elementary Head Start Center      225-258-4674
Cypress Grove Montessori Head Start Center      225-258-5400

PK 4 Program:
St. James Parish Schools
1876 West Main Street
Lutcher, La. 70071

Ms.Mary Beth Hymel
Director of Early Childhood
Office: (225) 258-8126
Email: [email protected] 

ECCN LA 4 Funding Request for 2024-2025:
Coordinated Funding Request Template

The St. James Parish Early Childhood Community Network which includes, St. James Parish Schools, Woods Learning Academy, Kid’s World Learning Academy & Child Care Center, Anointed and Ordered Steps Childcare, and Bright Minds Learning Academy,  is applying for the following coordinated enrollment funding request from the Louisiana State Department of Education.

Chapter 709, Part B of Bulletin 140 states that, “The lead agency shall provide an opportunity for each publicly funded program in the community network and the general public in the coverage area of the community network to comment on the proposed funding request prior to submission to the state department and shall include documentation of this process in the funding request."

Please click the link below to download the St. James Parish ECCN LA 4 funding request for 2022-2023. Please send your comments to [email protected]

SJPS Early Childhood Community Network Blueprint:

2022-2023 SJPS Head Start Annual Report: