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Bossier PreK Supply List:
  1. A mat for nap time
  2. A bath towel to be used as a cover for nap time
  3. One change of seasonal clothing
  4. One backpack without wheels

Suggested Supplies:

  1. Small box of crayons
  2. Small box of colored pencils
  3. Small box of markers
  4. One roll of paper towels
  5. One box of Kleenex
  6. One container of baby wipes
Websites for Children

"Good quality play enriches a child's life and lays a foundation for children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. Constructive play also allows adults to experiment, create, innovate, problem solve, find out what works, makes mistakes, and build bonds with one another." 

Retrieved: https://thelearningcounsel.com/article/play-essential-creativity-innovation-and-problem-solving-kids-all-ages  

Bossier Schools PreK

2020/2021 PreK Application Process for Bossier Parish Schools

Bossier Parish Schools offer PreK classes at the following Title I schools:  Bossier Elementary - 1 classroom,          Central Park Elementary - 2 classrooms, Elm Grove Elementary - 2 classrooms, Haughton Elementary - 2 classrooms, Kerr Elementary - 3 classrooms, Meadowview Elementary - 3 classrooms, Plain Dealing High School - 1 classroom, Plantation Park Elementary - 4 classrooms, Rodes Elementary - 7 classrooms and Waller Elementary - 3 classrooms.

  • Child must be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2020 
  • Priority is given to a child that lives within the attendance zone for one of the following schools:            Bossier Elementary, Central Park Elementary, Elm Grove Elementary, Kerr Elementary,                  Meadowview Elementary, Haughton Elementary, Plain Dealing High School, Plantation Park Elementary, Rodes Elementary and Waller Elementary
  • Application does not guarantee acceptance into the Bossier 2019-2020 PreK program

Bossier Parish School System does not offer universal PreK.  PreK is available through grant funding in selected schools.  We currently serve approximately 540 students.  Priority is given to young children living within a Title I school district.  If a child is not accepted into the program for the start of school in August, the child is placed on a waiting list and/or shared with community partners.

Return completed applications to scarlett.smith@bossierschools.org.

Questions: Call - (318) 549-6200 or Email - scarlett.smith@bossierschools.org

Updated: 4/16/2020

Parent Checklist for PreK Registration

In order for your child to attend PreK, you must have these documents:                                                             

___ PARENT PICTURE I.D. – parent listed on birth certificate & record of person registering child                              ___ CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE - must present original certificate, not a hospital record                                            ___ CHILD’S STATE OF LOUISIANA UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION – shot record                              ___ PARENT/CHILD PROOF OF RESIDENCE –                                                                                                                                1. One (1) current utility bill showing the physical address for service within the District                                                  AND                                                                                                                                                                                              2. One (1) of the following that shows location of residence within the District.                                                                   a. Property tax records; or                                                                                                                                                          b. Mortgage documents or property deed; or                                                                                                                         c. Apartment or home lease or, if no lease, a Declaration of Residence Form (see school registrar)                       3. If the student resides with a legal guardian (court appointed) the court decree must be provided.      ___ SNAP/CASE DETAIL LETTER – must include the child’s name and valid effective dates - (if applicable)                          OR                                                                                                                                                                                      ___ TWO (2) CONSECUTIVE CURRENT CHECK STUBS for EACH PARENT/CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSEHOLD                    (within two months from date of Registration)

Louisiana School Finder 

Performance Profiles for Early Childhood Education were released on November 6, 2019 and 100% of Bossier Schools' PreK classrooms rated Proficient with 81% being deemed Highly Proficient.  Find out more information on Louisiana School Finder Website.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

Developmentally appropriate practice means teaching in ways that match the way children develop and learn so as to promote their optimal development and learning. Early Childhood professionals make decisions about the children on the basis of information about

  • child development and how children learn
  • the individual strengths, needs, and interests of each child
  • the cultures of each child’s family and community

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on five fundamental principles. They guide practice and help us understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and operating preschool programs in particular ways. These are the principles:

  • Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
  • Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
  • Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
  • The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
  • Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.
TEACHING STRATEGIES GOLD - Student Assessment

Every PreK student is assessed with Teaching Strategies Gold.  Teachers teach and students are observed on objectives for development and learning that are predictors of school success, based on school readiness standards.   Ask your child's teacher to share how your child is making progress on these objectives.

Louisiana Department of Education Early Childhood Standards for Four-Year-Olds

Access the Louisiana Department of Education Early Childhood Standards for Four-Year-Olds.

Conscious Discipline

Bossier PreK embraces Conscious Discipline and utilizes the practices of Loving Guidance.

Learn more about Conscious Discipline

Bossier Early Childhood Community Network

If PreK is not offered at the school within your attendance zone, visit the Bossier Early Childhood Community Network tab and consider placing an application with one of our community partners.

Bossier Early Childhood Community Network Partners

ABC Learning Center

All About Kids Child Care

Bellaire Learning Centers, Main and South campuses

Bossier Parish Schools

Bossier Head Start and Early Head Start

Caterpillar Corner Learning Center

Country Place Child Care

Epic Learning Centers, Airline Dr. and Jimmy Davis Hwy. campuses

First Friends Learning Center

Kids Company

Kids Unlimited

Mini Miracles

Mon Petite Miracles

Plume and Beyond

Star Point Child Care

Stonewall Child Development Center 

Tender Hearts Early Learning Center

Last updated 5/28/2020

Scarlett Smith

PreK-2 Instructional Coordinator

Bossier Instructional Center

2719 Airline Drive

Bossier City, LA 71111

Phone: (318) 549-7112

Cathy Creighton Martin

Title I Instructional Coordinator

Bossier Instructional Center

2719 Airline Drive

Bossier City, LA 71111

Phone: (318) 549-7341

Linda Thorn-Lewis

Curriculum Supervisor, PreK - 2

Bossier Instructional Center

2719 Airline Drive

Bossier City, LA 71111

Phone: (318) 549-6181