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Register Now for Head Start for the 2023-24 School Year
May 1, 2023
Registration is now open for families for free preschool in Lafayette and Iberia Parishes.
Prime Time Head Start and Early Head Start is accepting applications for children ages six weeks to 5 years old for four locations, two in Lafayette, one in New Iberia, and one in Jeanerette.
A federally-funded program, Head Start is offered at no cost to qualifying families. Families interested in enrolling their child can visit www.primetimefamily.org for more information and a link to the registration portal.
A program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time Head Start and Early Head Start help children build basic skills, develop a love of literacy and hone critical-thinking abilities that will set the foundation for lifelong learning.
Prime Time Head Start follows a Tier 1 Curriculum, the top rating for instructional materials by the Louisiana Department of Education, in order to provide a seamless transition into kindergarten. The Early Head Start program promotes the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers in a safe and caring environment. Prime Time welcomes students of all abilities, with 10 percent of seats reserved for children with special needs.
In addition to services for students, Prime Time embraces a family engagement approach with support and services for the entire family. Those opportunities include help with going back to school and employment, monthly Family Engagement Network Meetings, Family Learning Parties, and a parent and caregiver Policy Council through which families help govern Prime Time Head Start and Early Head Start centers.
Documents needed for registration include, where applicable, verification of child’s birth (birth certificate), immunization record, physical and dental exams within the past year, proof of residence, income verification, SSI documentation, FITAP documentation, current foster care documentation, and documentation of eligibility for public assistance.