Public School PreK Programs


Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program

As Louisiana’s largest preschool program, the Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program provides economically disadvantaged children with early childhood education during a six-hour-a-day program and before- and after-school enrichment. 

Four-year-olds who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch are eligible to attend the program.

The 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program

The 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program preschool program was established in 1993 to serve students who are at-risk of not being prepared for Kindergarten.  Priority is given to students from economically disadvantaged families. 

The LA4 program is Louisiana’s main preschool program. However, school districts can use other funding sources, such as Title 1 funds or other district resources to fund PreK classes.


Children who do not qualify for public funds may still be elgible to attend public school PreK programs at no charge.

Lincoln Parish Schools provides PreK classes at the facilities listed below:


Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center

801 E Mississippi
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Kathi Pesnell, Director
Phone Number:  318-513-1470

http://lpecc.lincolnschools.org/


Dubach School

7710 Fellowship Rd

Dubach, LA 71235

Contact Name: Pam Pruden, Principal

Phone Number: 318-777-3470

http://dubachschool.wixsite.com/dubachschool






If you have questions about any Lincoln Parish Public School site, you may contact


Kathi Pesnell, Early Childhood Administrator / Pre-K Coordinator

Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center

801 E Mississippi
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone Number:  318-513-1470

kpesnell@lincolnschools.org 




Quality Choices for Early Childhood Education and Child Care in Lincoln Parish