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VISION

It is the vision of the Ascension Early Childhood Community Network to provide all children, ages birth to four, with a high quality and easily accessible early childhood education in order to ensure kindergarten readiness and future success in school and beyond.


MISSION

To find and serve at risk families in order to increase the number of children in Ascension Parish who reach kindergarten on time and ready to learn, in order to facilitate future success in school and beyond.

 


EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

THE ASCENSION EARLY CHILDHOOD NETWORK IS COMPRISED OF THREE PROGRAMS:

  1. HEAD START,
  2. SCHOOL-BASED PRE-K CLASSES, AND
  3. PRIVATE TYPE III CHILDCARE CENTERS

Ascension Early Childhood Community Network Blueprint

 

The public is invited to review and comment on our 2021-2022 Early Childhood Community Network Coordinated Funding Plan by emailing ascensionearlychildhood@apsb.org

 

For more information, including eligibility requirements for Early Childhood programs, use the Early Childhood Webpage

For more information on Head Start, use the Head Start Webpage.


APPLICATION TIMELINE

March 24 - May 15: Applications Accepted Online

May 15 - June 15: Eligibility Determinations

June 15: Parent Notification of Acceptance Begins


EARLY CHILDHOOD APPLICATION

2021-22 Early Childhood Application

  • Pre-K and Headstart applicants only.

Public School 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 NOT accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

For more information on application requirements, please use the Early Childhood Webpage.


Program contacts

Mary McMahan,
Early Childhood Supervisor & Community Network Administrator
phone: Leigh Reid, Secretary, (225) 391-6735
email: ascensionearlychildhood@apsb.org

Betsy Templet, Early Childhood Community Network Facilitator
phone: (225) 391-6724
email: ascensionearlychildhood@apsb.org

Pam Hughes, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (225) 391-7226
email: ascensionearlychildhood@apsb.org

Hope Gautreau, Principal of Ascension Head Start
Ascension Head Start (3-year-old program)
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
phone: (225) 391-7351
email: ascensionearlychildhood@apsb.org