Departments
Pre-Kindergarten

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058

504-349-7696

About Us

The Jefferson Parish Public School System early childhood department seeks to provide foundational experiences to help your child become a successful life-long learner. We know that Early Childhood education in particular is critical to a child’s success.

Program Highlights

  • Child-centered
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Full-day attendance
  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Supports and services for children with identified disabilities
  • Transition meetings to kindergarten

JPPSS Pre-K Registration for the 2017-18 Now OPEN:

Bunche Elementary School is re-opening

Families living in Bunche Village who have completed applications for the second lottery run and who wish to choose Bunche Elementary as one of the site choices, must send an email to the JPPSS at echh@jppss.k12.la.us by June 15th. Please email your request for a change in site choice and include the child’s name, parent’s name, and phone number. We will call you to confirm your change in site choice to Bunche Elementary. Families who do not email their request by June 15th, will remain at the school where they were placed during the 2nd lottery run.

The Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative 2nd lottery has been run.

All seats are pending, given final approval of child eligibility by the program or site.

Parents must log in to their account at www.jeffersonchild.com within 10 days of the lottery and claim their child’s placement within their dashboard. If you do not accept the seat in your dashboard within 10 days, your application will be automatically declined.

After parents accept the seat in their dashboard, they must also complete site based registration according to the site’s timelines. In most programs, site based registration requires parents to appear in person at the site and bring the child and family documents (e.g., birth certificate, immunizations, proof of income). Look for email communications and dashboard messages from the site or program once you accept the seat. Jefferson Parish Schools will be closed from June 8th – July 11th.  If you do not hear from the program or school by July 20th, please contact them directly for site based requirements and deadlines.

Parents who chose more than 1 school site or program, will receive a separate email regarding the status of placement at each site.

In summary, the following steps must be completed to secure your child’s placement:

  1. Log in to your account at www.jeffersonchild.com and ACCEPT SEAT within 10 days.
  2. Complete site-based registration at the school or program site and complete all site-based registration requirements.

For assistance with Head Start applications, please call the Head Start center where you are applying or the main office at 504-736-6850.

For assistance with school system and other applications, parents can call 504-349-7696 or come to 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Wishing you well,

Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative

Guidelines for Registration for JPPSS PK4 CLASSES:

  • Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2017 to apply for a JPPSS PK4 classroom.
  • Title I classes may be subject to a screening.
  • Bus transportation will only be provided for students within their school attendance zones.
  • Only completed applications with ALL required documents will be placed in the lottery system.
  • Parents may choose up to three (3) sites for possible placement in the application process.
  • Families will receive placement or wait-listed status by E-MAIL ONLY.
  • Families will be required to accept or decline placement through their dashboard in their online account.

Items Needed to Register your Child (Must be uploaded into application):

  • Parent / Guardian Identification (Driver’s license or state issued ID or Passport)
  • Birth Certificate
    • Child’s date of birth is verified (For example: Applicants for 2017-2018 4 year old programs (PK 4, NSECD,) must fall between October 1, 2012- September 30, 2013.)
    • Verify person completing application is the parent listed on the birth certificate. (If person completing application is NOT listed on the birth certificate, court-issued custody papers must be submitted.)
  • Proof of Residence (Upload 1 of the following & Must match parent name on application):
    • Current electricity or gas bill with the parent’s name and address (water bill not accepted)
    • Current lease or mortgage statement
    • If the parent and child live with a family member or friend, that person is to provide verification with a letter in addition to one of the above items
    • All adults listed on the utility bill, lease, or mortgage must be included on the application as adults living in the household unless those adults write letter stating they provide no income support to the child and parents
    • Parents in a temporary living arrangement due to loss of housing or economic hardship must have status verified by JPPSS through Homeless Coordinator
  • Proof of Income (REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS; Upload 1 or more of the following):
    • Two (2) consecutive check stubs for EACH PARENT or CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSEHOLD issued within 2 months of the date of this application and showing parent/adult name, pay period, hours worked, hourly rate, and year-to-date income.
    • An official letter signed by your employer stating all of the following:
      • Where parent/guardian is employed
      • Hourly rate of pay
      • The average number of hours parent/guardian works per week
      • Date employed
    • Dated and signed letter from parent stating they are self-employed and paid in cash and the amount paid monthly, and documenting they are unable to provide check stubs.  If applying to Early Head Start or Head Start program, letter MUST be notarized
    • Letter or certificate showing current status of SNAP/Food Stamps – must include the parent and child names and valid effective dates (Certified thru ______ )
    • A statement from the Social Security Administration verifying that the child listed on the application is a recipient of SSI benefits, which must be accompanied by two current check stubs, for each adult in the household
    • Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS. Foster parents are not required to upload their income, only the DCFS foster care agreement
    • Parents who are unemployed must submit a letter of support and income documentation from support source. If the support source lives in the household, that person must be included in the application and their income reported on the application. If applying to Early Head Start or Head Start program, letter from support source MUST be notarized
  • 2016 Proof of Income
    • 2016 tax documentation (W2, 1040A) showing parent names and annual income. (REQUIRED for Jeff Cap Birth to Five Programs). This cannot be used as a primary source of income. Previous tax years are not allowed

Pre-K information is also available in the following languages:

For more information, please contact the JPPSS PK4 Department at 504-349-7696

Early Childhood Problems with the online application

If you are experiencing any problems with your online application or placement via www.jeffersonchild.com  in an early childhood program please email the Jefferson Early Childhood Department at earlychildhoodhelp@jppss.k12.la.us with a detailed written message. Assistance will only be provided to families who request assistance in writing via email.

For contact information on your JPPSS school, click here.

JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS DEFINED:

LA 4

As Louisiana’s chief preschool program, the Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program provides economically disadvantaged children with early childhood education during a six-hour-a-day program and before- and after-school enrichment if funding is available. Priority is given to students from economically disadvantaged families.  

Title I

Title I is a federal grant awarded to the district based upon the number of economically disadvantaged students.  JPPSS dedicates funding for Early Childhood classes to students identified as eligible because they are at risk of failing to meet the state’s academic achievement standards when they reach school age.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Scully, Annette Director of Early Childhood Education annette.scully@jppss.k12.la.us
Williams, Penny Student Support Technician Penny.Williams@jppss.k12.la.us