High-Quality Early Learning
and Child Care

About Us

Butterflies was founded in 1984 by Carolyn Doré, who has striven to launch Butterflies beyond excellence to the cutting edge for over 33 years. Butterflies was licensed before it was required, Class A when there was a choice, and now Type III when the choices changed. Ms. Carolyn was appointed by the Governor in 1995 to serve on the Class A Licensing Advisory Committee for three years. She is currently a life-time member of NAEYC. Ms. Carolyn earned her bachelors degree from Thomas More College in Kentucky and taught for 10 years before founding Butterflies in 1984. She feels blessed by God to be serving at her dream job.

3-Star Rated & Type III Licensed

Type III centers not only meet the licensing standards required to receive state funding , but also receive quality letter grades based on teacher observations and curriculum. We were the first private preschool in Lafayette to be 3-Star Rated in 2011!

Parent Tax Credit

Parents qualify on their state tax return for the School Readiness Tax Credit based on our 3-Star rating, their family income, and their child’s age.


Butterflies has earned the Times Pick Award for seven years, and the Locals Love Us Award for three years.

Approved Curriculum

We use Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, a Tier I rated program recommended by the Louisiana Department of Education.

State of the Art Facility designed and built for children

  • Observation Windows with one-way mirrors
  • Sprinkler System
  • Cutting Edge Playground

Swim Lessons

Click here for info on the preschool swim lessons offered in the summer.


We follow the USDA guidelines in preparing breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Our menus are child friendly as well as nutritious.

Experienced Teachers

Click here for info on our staff. Our teachers have their La. Ancillary Teaching Certificate and are carefully chosen for their compassion and dependability.


We provide a quality preschool program at affordable child care rates. Please call 981-3333 for a rate quote.

Child Care Assistance

We accept Child Care Assistance. Click here for more information on how to apply for child care assistance.

Special Events

  • Pre-K Graduation
    Graduates receive their diplomas in cap and gown after a full venue of performances.
  • Tree Trimming Party in December
    Ornaments are made with children’s pictures and are taken home the day before Christmas.
  • Santa Visit
    Santa gives a present to all the boys and girls.
  • Christmas Pageant
    Our older preschoolers perform for a packed house of parents and family.
  • Summer Showtime
    Our older preschoolers perform at 4:30 every Friday during the summer.
  • Classroom Specials
    We have had classroom visits from the fire truck, ambulance, mailman, dentist and zoo, to name a few. Our children have carnivals, parades and parties to celebrate the holidays.

My daughter has enjoyed her time at your center. I have, and will continue to recommend Butterflies to anyone I know that is looking for a daycare.


get in touch

Butterflies & Beyond Preschool
214 Rue Louis XIV Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Office: (337) 981-3333
Fax: (337) 981-8035

Email: butterfliesandbeyond@yahoo.com

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