Program contacts

Mary McMahan,
Early Childhood Supervisor & Community Netowrk Administrator

Betsy Templet, Early Childhood Community Network Facilitator
phone: (225) 391-6724

Yvette Langlois, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (225) 391-7226

Martha Babin, Director of Headstart
Ascension Headstart (3 year old program)
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
phone: (225) 391-7351

Ascension Public Schools Early Childhood / Head Start programs are comprised of three different programs:

  1. Public Head Start,

  2. Public Pre-K Classes, and

  3. Private Childcare Centers that accept Childcare Assistance Funding (CCAP)

The Head Start program enrolls 267 children and operates out of the Donaldsonville location (603 Lee Avenue in Donaldsonville, LA 70346).  Director Martha Babin can be reached at 225-257-2350 or 225-391-7351. Click here for the 2015-16 Annual Report.


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Early Childhood Website

(Click link or image above to apply)
  • 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. All applicants who have a completed application will be processed in August. Accepted participants will be notified the second or third week of the new school year.

Go to the Early Childhood and Head Start Homepage for more program information.