Public school based Pre-K and Head Start programs are state and federally funded and income based; therefore, there are limited openings available at each site.  Completing an application does not guarantee placement.  Students are accepted based on need,not on a first come, first served basis.  

 

The following documents must be uploaded to your online application in order for your application to be considered complete.  

1. Child's birth certificate

2. Up to date immunization/shot records

3. Proof of Residence (full page of electric bill with the service address visible)

4. Proof of Income for each working adult in the household

Proof of Income includes:

 

Head Start:  Students are prioritized based on need, taking into account family household income, foster care placement, transitional housing, and needs for specialized academic support.  Applications are open to all children living in Ascension Parish that will be 3 or 4 years old by September 30th of the school year for which they are applying.  (9/30/19).  Transportation is provided for children living within the school site attendance zone. 

2019 Income Guidelines for Head Start Programs

Household Size

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Gross Annual Income

$16,910

$21,330

$25,750

$30,170

$34,590

$39,010

$43,430

Gross Monthly Income

$1,4,09

$1,778

$2,146

$2,514

$2,883

$3,251

$3,619

 

Public School Site Based PK4 Programs:  Applications are open to all children living in Ascension Parish that will be 4 years old by September 30th of the school year for which they are applying. (9/30/19).  To qualify for these programs, children must meet income requirements or have an IEP.  Families who meet the 200% federal poverty guidelines, receive SNAP (food stamps), are homeless, are unemployed, or children who are in foster care qualify for these programs.  Children living in the school attendance zone are given priority at each site and provided transportation.    Any remaining seats are filled from those qualifying students in other Ascension Parish school attendance zones.

2019 Income Guidelines for Publicly Funded Pre-K

Household Size

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Gross Annual Income

$33,820

$42,660

$51,500

$60,340

$69,180

$78,020

$86,860

Gross Monthly Income

$2,818

$3,555

$4,292

$5,028

$5,765

$6,502

$7,238

 

Non-Public Child Care Centers:  

Childcare Assistance Funding (CCAP) provides tuition assistance to families for children ages birth to four.  CCAP eligibility is determined  by household income.  If your child does not qualify for any of the school based programs, you may choose to enroll your child in one of our many licensed child care centers that accepts funding through CCAP.  

 

Tuition-Based PK Seats:

Beginning with the 2019 - 2020 school year we will make available to over income families, any reamaining unfilled pre-k seats through a tuition based program utilizing a sliding scale.  These seats will be limited in number and are only available after we have filled all available seats with children from families that meet the 200% or below FPL that have a completed application in the online portal by the July 16th deadline.  Children will be selected to fill these tuition based seats with consideration of academic and financial needs. 

 

 

It is the policy of the Ascension Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment.

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