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Early Childhood Registration 2020-2021

Posted 1/8/20

Prekindergarten

What Does A Parent Need To Apply?

 

  • Bring to the location in the chart below the following items:
    • Proof of Income For every adult in the home (two recent pay stubs), or SNAP case details
      (includes child's name, parent/guardian's name, and expiration date- Must be current.)
    • Proof of Domicile (Street) Address   Homeowner - 2 current bills (water or electric);
      Renter - Lease and 1 current bill; Live with someone - Affidavit and two current bills for affiant.
    • Child's Birth Certificate Child's Birth Date between 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016
    • Child's Social Security Card
    • Child's Current Immunization (Shot) Record

* SEE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!

When Does A Parent Apply?

2021 PreK Registration Dates

Where Does A Parent Go To Apply?
Round 1 (February 11, 12, & 13, 2020) and Round 2 (March 11 & 12, 2020) - (See information above.)
After March 12, 2020, all families need to apply through the domicile school or at the West Park annex.
(Check with domicile school for hours of operation.)

 

Registration Information

Prekindergarten Application Process Frequently Asked Questions

(Click on the Question for the Answer)

1.  When and where does a parent/legal guardian APPLY for prekindergarten for next school year?

2.  What are the Income Guidelines?

3.  What does a parent need to apply?

4.  What is considered proof of domicile?

5.  What is considered proof of income?

6.  Can I request special permission for a child in prekindergarten?

7.  Will all students that apply be accepted into a class?

8.  What is the criterion for acceptance?  Is it first come, first serve?

9.  Does the program accept ‘provisional custody’ as proof of custody and/or proof of domicile?

10.  My child currently attends the Early Childhood Special Ed. Class at school and/or is receiving speech/OT/PT services at school. Do I have to apply?

 

Answers

1.    When and where does a parent/legal guardian APPLY for prekindergarten for next school year?

2020 PreK Registration Dates

 

2.  What are the Income Guidelines?

Family Size Gross Monthly Income

3.    What does a parent need to apply?

  • Proof of Income/SNAP Case Benefits (See Question/Answer # 5.)
  • Child’s birth certificate (Must be 4 years old by September 30 of the current year.)
  • Child’s Social Security Card
  • Child's current immunization (shot) record
  • Proof of domicile (street) address (See Question/Answer # 4.)

4.    What is considered proof of domicile?

  • If you are the homeowner (2 of the following must be provided):
    • Current Gas Bill
    • Current Electric Bill
    • Current Water Bill
    • Homestead Exemption Notification
    • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Current Louisiana Driver's License With Current Address
    • Homeowner's Original Bill of Sale
    • Purchase Agreement of Home
  • If you are renting:
    • Rent or Lease Agreement/receipt (apt., trailer, or home). Must have owner's contact information for verification.
    • Current Gas, Water, or Electric Bill in Renter's name. 
    • If presenting a lease, all registrants must be listed on lease.
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  • If you are living with another person:
    • A notarized affidavit of domicile address
    • Current Gas, Water, or Electric Bill of Homeowner
    • If an apartment, all registrants must be listed on lease.

 Proof of domicile must show the current address and the parent/guardian’s name.

5.    What is considered proof of income?

  • Two current consecutive check stubs for each parent, caregiver, affiant (the person you live with) in the household,  (if the affiant does not support you financially, in lieu of affiant's proof of income, you must complete FORM B, OR
  • SNAP/Food Stamp CASE Benefits (must include child's name, parent/guardian's name, and expiration date.  Must be current. OR
  • If you are not a full-time employee, have your employer complete FORM C, OR
  • Unemployment Benefits, OR
  • Monetary Determination letter from the Workforce Commission, OR
  • 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, OR
  • Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS, OR
  • Parent(s) who are unemployed must submit FORM A and income documentation from support source, OR
  • If self-employed, or paid in cash, complete FORM D.

6.    Can I request special permission for a child in prekindergarten?
According to the funding guidance for the program, children may only attend the school in the area in which the custodial parent resides. There is no special permission in Pre-Kindergarten.

7.    Will all students that apply be accepted into a class?
According to funding guidelines, each class can have a maximum of 20 students.  All applications will be reviewed by district staff for income ELIGIBILITY, and parents will be notified upon acceptance.

8.    What is the criterion for acceptance?  Is it first come, first serve?
Acceptance into a prekindergarten class will NOT be on a first come, first serve basis.  First consideration goes to those who qualify according to the Income Guideline (Answer # 2). 

9.    Does the program accept ‘provisional custody’ as proof of custody and/or proof of domicile?
Yes, the program does recognize provisional custody for the acceptance process if the provisional custody paperwork has been filed with the Clerk of Courts Office.

10.    My child CURRENTLY attends the Early Childhood Special Ed. Class at school and/or is receiving speech/OT/PT services at school. Do I have to apply?
YES. In order to be considered for prekindergarten next year, an application MUST be completed.