Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers, children with disabilities, and their families, and pregnant women and their families. The principles of Early Head Start are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver), emphasize a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach to services, and encompass the full range of a family’s needs from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday.

 The Early Head Start program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS). The Children’s Coalition is the grantee for the Early Head Start Program for Ouachita Parish, which includes five centers:

Filhiol Center
907 Filhiol  Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203

Beverly Center
811 Beverly Street
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 450-3398 

West Monroe Center
508 Austin Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Phone: (318) 450-3398

Louis Locke Center
300 Winnsboro Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Phone: (318) 816-5215

Hall Center
117 Hall Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 323-8821


Applications accepted any time. Check to see if you qualify.


WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Here is your chance! Super Saturday happens the third Saturday of every month to tidy up the place spaces at each of the Early Head Start locations. All you have to do is be 12 years of age and call our Filhol Center (318-450-3398) to sign up!

 View our 2016-17 EHS Outcomes

Children's Coalition Early Head start is supported in part by United Way of Northeast Louisiana donations and is a United Way agency.

Ribbon Cutting - Louis Locke

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, May 22 at our fifth center, located at 300 Winnsboro Road. 


Antoinette Hoard 
Program Director
[email protected]