News Release

Applications being accepted for Southeastern Head Start/Early Head Start

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start are now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year.

     The programs offer educational and social services to children who are three or four years old before Sept. 30, 2007 (Pre-kindergarten Head Start) and infants and toddlers ages six weeks to three years old (Early Head Start).

     Located since 1999 in a complex at 125 W. Tornado Drive, the preschool has room for 117 preschoolers, and 24 infants and toddlers.

     “Anyone can apply for the programs regardless of their income, however priority points are given to low income families and Southeastern students and faculty,” said Director Tammy Earles. “Children with disabilities or special needs also receive priority points and may be considered even if the family’s income exceeds the federal guidelines.”

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

     Earles said the program particularly has vacancies for four-year-old children this year.

     Appointments are necessary to complete the computer-based application process. For an appointment, call Southeastern Head Start at (985) 549-5948/5949.

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