501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058


About Us

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Early Childhood Program provides effective teacher-child interactions that are foundational to young children becoming life-long learners. We know that high quality early childhood education is critical to a child’s success.

Early Childhood Registration Continues at Sites/Schools with Openings

Applications are open for the remaining seats across Jefferson Parish Collaborative schools and programs. Parents should create an account at to apply to sites with openings.  For assistance with applications, parents should go to the school or center where they are applying between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  All questions about previous applications or applications previously made not eligible due to missing documentation must be emailed to

Sites with free, open seats for qualifying 4-year-old children include:

  • Agape Angels Academy Child Development Center
  • Allen Ellender Elementary
  • Beary Cherry Tree Child Development Center
  • Candyland Kinder Kollege
  • Carlie Care Kids
  • Catherine Strehle Elementary
  • Creative Kidz
  • G.T. Woods Elementary
  • Grand Isle School
  • Green Park Elementary
  • Greenlawn Terrace Elementary
  • Harahan Elementary
  • Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff School
  • J.J. Audubon Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Judge Lionel R. Collins Elementary
  • Kennedy’s Childcare Academy
  • Kid’s University
  • Leo Kerner Elementary
  • Live Oak Manor Elementary
  • Mildred Harris Elementary
  • Miller Wall Elementary
  • Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (Kenner)
  • Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
  • Spring Ridge Academy
  • Vic A. Pitre Elementary
  • Washington Montessori
  • Weatherford Academy
  • Woodmere Learning Center

In summary, the following steps must be completed to enroll your child in a preschool classroom for the 2017-2018 school year:

  1. Log in or create an account at and complete the web-based application.
  2. Upload ALL required documents, including proof of income for ALL adults in the household.
  3. Applications are reviewed for eligibility and eligible applications are now being placed in open seats on a first-come, first-placed basis, in sites where seats are still available.
  4. Finally, parents must complete all site-based registration requirements at the school or program site.

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 child care applications, please go to the child care center.  For assistance with school system and other applications, parents can email

Guidelines for Registration for JPPSS PK4 CLASSES:

  • Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2017 to apply for a PK4 classroom.
  • Bus transportation will only be provided for students within their school attendance zones.
  • Only completed applications with ALL required documents will be reviewed for eligibility.
  • Parents may choose among sites with open seats.
  • Families will receive placement or wait-listed status by E-MAIL ONLY.
  • Upon email notification, families must go to the school/site immediately to complete site-based enrollment requirements.

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 (Applicants for 4-year-old programs 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 EVERY ADULT IN THE HOUSEHOLD issued within 2 months of the date of the application and showing adult name, pay period, hours worked, hourly rate, and year-to-date income.
    • An official letter signed by employer stating all of the following:
      • Where adult is employed
      • Hourly rate of pay
      • The average number of hours worked 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:


Early Childhood Problems with the online application

If you are experiencing any problems with your online application or placement via  in an early childhood program please email the Jefferson Early Childhood Department at 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.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Scully, Annette Director of Early Childhood Education
Williams, Penny Student Support Technician