JPPSS Pre-K Application Period Reopens for 2017-18

The third lottery for the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was run on July 10. Eligible applications were placed in sites with open seats or put on waiting lists for sites that were full.

Parents with applications run in the recent lottery must log in to their account at and electronically claim their child’s placement within their dashboard. If you do not accept the seat in your dashboard within 10 days of the lottery, the application will be automatically declined and the child loses the seat.

Applications have reopened for remaining seats across Jefferson Parish Collaborative sites. Parents can request assistance with applications at the site where they are applying or request assistance at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Boulevard between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. All questions can be emailed to, or for more information, continue to visit the JPPSS website at

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

  • 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
  • Harold Keller Elementary
  • Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff School
  • J.J. Audubon Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Joshua Butler Elementary
  • Judge Lionel R. Collins Elementary
  • Kennedy’s Childcare Academy
  • Kid’s University
  • Leo Kerner Elementary
  • Live Oak Manor Elementary
  • McDonogh 26/Homedale Elementary
  • Mildred Harris Elementary
  • Miller Wall Elementary
  • Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (Kenner)
  • Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
  • Phoebe Hearst Elementary
  • Ralph J. Bunche Elementary
  • Spring Ridge Academy
  • Vic A. Pitre Elementary
  • Walter Schneckenburger 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.
  3. Applications are reviewed for eligibility and eligible applications are now being placed in seats on a first-come, first-placed basis, in sites where seats are still available.
  4. Once a child is placed in a seat, the parent must electronically ACCEPT the SEAT in their dashboard within 10 days.
  5. Finally, parents must complete all site-based registration requirements at the school or program site. Most sites are completing site-based registration during the last week of July. Please contact the site for specific details.

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 email or come to 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday. For more information, click here to visit the JPPSS Pre-Kindergarten Department page.