Teaching & Learning : Pre-Kindergarten

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.

Applications can be submitted online at 

Applications for the 2018 – 2019 school year are now closed. If you would like to register your child for the remaining months in the current school year, please go to your school of choice with all requested documentation. Please call the school/center to find out if there are any open seats at this time.

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year is projected to begin mid to late-March. Please check back for specific dates and application support options.

Guidelines for Registration for JPPSS PK4 CLASSES:

  • Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2018 to apply for a JPPSS PK4 classroom.
  • Applications will be prioritized for placements in child’s elementary school district/zone.
  • 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.
  • Title I classes may be subject to an academic screening.
  • Families will receive placement or wait-listed status by E-MAIL ONLY.
  • Families will be required to accept or decline placement through their online account.

Items Needed to Register your Child:

  1. Identification: Parent/Guardian = driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport; Foster parent = DCFS papers; Grandparent=Legal guardianship papers
  2. Child’s Birth Certificate (Must be clear copy of original certificate)
  3. Proof of Residency (1 of the following and MUST match parent name on application; if document is in name of another adult, that adult must provide dated and signed letter certifying they provide no support to the child and parent(s) and certifying that the child and parent(s) do live at that address)
    • Current utility bill or deposit for utilities
    • Legal document issued/approved by the US Office of Immigration/Naturalization showing current address
    • Current lease (must have date and show name/address of apartment and name of person(s) leasing apartment)
    • Current mortgage statement
  4. Proof of Income (1 or more of the following)
    • 2 consecutive check stubs for EACH ADULT ON THE APPLICATION who supports the child; stubs must be issued within 2 months of the date of the application and showing parent/adult name, pay period, hours worked, hourly rate and year-to-date income.
    • An official letter from employer on company letterhead 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 and year-to-date income
    • Dated and signed Declaration of Income for Irregular Employment Form (can be downloaded at )
    • Letter or certificate showing current status of SNAP/Food Stamps – must include the parent and child names and valid effective dates (Certified through ___)
    • 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 dated and signed Statement of No Income Form (can be downloaded at )
    • Parents who are homeless must upload a homeless certificate issued by the JPPSS Homeless Coordinator. (Please call 504-349-7912 to make an appointment to complete the homeless paperwork)
  5. 2017 Proof of Income (if applicable)
    • Income tax forms for 2017 (W2, 1040A, or 1099) showing parent names and annual income if parent/guardian is self-employed or paid in cash. REQUIRED for Jeff Cap Birth to Five Programs
  6. Updated Immunization Records (Valid State of Louisiana Universal Certificate of Immunization)
  7. Special Education documentation (IEP/IFSP/Evaluation only when applicable)

Jeff CAP Early Head Start and Head Start Sites

Avondale Head Start, 178 Millie Drive, Avondale, LA 70094 (504) 437-4852
Beechgrove Early Head Start, 721 Tricia Court, Westwego, LA 70067 (504) 437-4852
Causeway Head Start, 3420 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite B, Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 838-1000
Clay Street Head Start, 606 Clay Street, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 736-8770
Creative Kidz EHS Center, 2141 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 341-5439
Jutland HS, 1821 Jutland Drive, Harvey, LA. 70058 (504) 349-5500
Kenner HS, 200 Decatur Street, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 736-8770
Kids House of Learning, 711 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 366-2933
Lapalco Head Start, 2001 Lincolnshire Drive, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 349-5185
Terrytown Gretna Head Start, 2315 Park Place, Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 392-9890
Prime Step II Learning Center, 4820 Wabash Street, Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 780-2444

Kingsley House Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Program Sites

Candyland Kinder Kollege, 6206 Fourth Avenue, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 340-4563
Carlie Care Kids, 2032 Carol Sue Avenue, Terrytown, LA 70056 (504) 391-3446
Kennedy’s Child Care, 715 Franklin Street, Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 309-8671
Spring Ridge Academy, 520 Jackson Street, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 465-8330
Weatherford Academy, 613 4th Street, Westwego, LA 70094 (504) 267-3080
Woodmere Learning Center, 2066 Paxton Street, Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 348-4668

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Scully, Annette Director of Early Childhood Education