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.
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!
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.
We use Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, a Tier I rated program recommended by the Louisiana Department of Education.
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.
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.
We accept Child Care Assistance. Click here for more information on how to apply for child care assistance.