News Release

Southeastern Head Start accepting applications for fall

Contact: Christina Chapple


       HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start are now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 school year.

       Southeastern students, staff and faculty and area residents who meet federal income guidelines can apply to enroll their three- and four-year-olds in the Head Start program, which offers educational and social services for low‑income pre‑schoolers and their families. Early Head Start serves children ages six weeks to three years old.

       Located since 1999 in a complex at 125 W. Tornado Drive, the preschool has room for 120 three‑ to five-year-olds, and 24 infants and toddlers, said Director Tammy Earles.

       While all applicants must meet income requirements, priority is given to the children of Southeastern students and staff.  In addition, children with disabilities or special needs also receive priority, and may be considered even if the family’s income exceeds guidelines.

       Income guidelines are outlined by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and are based on family size and gross annual income.

       For an application appointment, call Southeastern Head Start at 985‑549‑5948.

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