Rapides Early Childhood

The Rapides Parish Early Childhood Department is relentlessly committed to preparing every birth to 5 aged child in Rapides Parish to enter Kindergarten positioned for success in the early elementary grades and beyond.

Our environment for the youngest children in Rapides Parish is one of safety, kindness and respect, which sets the stage for optimal learning.

Check out our Early Learning Centers and Head Start Programs! 


Cindy Rushing

Director of Early Childhood Education

Kim Brewer

Assistant to Cindy Rushing

Patti Jo Pearson

Early Childhood Coordinator

Candice Gladney

Head Start Compliance and Accountability

Trinity George

Early Childhood Guide (CCAP Eligibility)

Cindy Stockton

Secretary for Child Care Criminal Background Check and Finger Scan for Child Care Assistant Program

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