(318) 352-2714 info@npgov.org

Natchitoches Parish Head Start

Natchitoches Parish Head Start Program is a Class “A” licensed federally funded program that provides the children with a learning environment and varied experiences which will help them to develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.The program serves 309 children, ages 3-5 years of age. A breakfast, lunch and p.m. snack are served daily. Children receive physicals, and dental screenings upon entering the program.


Head Start is a program for low income families and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Children, Youth and Families.The program is housed in six (6) centers in which seventeen (17) classes are conducted in Natchitoches and DeSoto Parishes.

All persons applying must present:

1. The child’s birth certificate
2. Immunization card (must be up to date)
3. Proof of income (W-2 form or signed statement from employer)

The program operates August – June and is opened from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. No fee is required.


Brenda Town Center
1204 Ash Street
Natchitoches, La. 71457
Telephone: (318)352-9008

Campti Center

176 Barnum St.

Campti, La. 71411
Telephone: (318)476-3377

Natchez Center
9166 Hwy 1 South
Natchez, La. 71456
Telephone: (318)352-5659

NSU Center

350 Sam Sibley Dr.

Natchitoches, La. 71497
Telephone: (318)357-0880

Mansfield Head Start Center
115 Richards St
Mansfield, La. 71052
Telephone: (318)872-4331

MLK Head Start Center

415 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Natchitoches, La. 71457
Telephone: (318)357-2213


Chriscella Metoyer

415 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone: 318-352-2213