Early Childhood & Ascension Head Start
It is the vision of the Ascension Early Childhood Community Network to provide all children, ages birth to four, with a high quality and easily accessible early childhood education in order to ensure kindergarten readiness and future success in school and beyond.
To find and serve at risk families in order to increase the number of children in Ascension Parish who reach kindergarten on time and ready to learn, in order to facilitate future success in school and beyond.
Early Childhood Supervisor & Community Netowrk Administrator
Betsy Templet, Early Childhood Community Network Facilitator
phone: (225) 391-6724
Pam Hughes, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (225) 391-7226
Hope Gautreau, Principal of Ascension Head Start
Ascension Head Start (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:
- PUBLIC HEAD START,
- PUBLIC PRE-K CLASSES, AND
- PRIVATE CHILDCARE CENTERS THAT ACCEPT CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE FUNDING (CCAP)
The Head Start program enrolls 251 children and operates out of the Donaldsonville location (603 Lee Avenue in Donaldsonville, LA 70346). Principal Hope Gautreau can be reached at 225-391-7351.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
- 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 (including income documentation) will be processed in June. Accepted participants will be notified in July.
Go to the Early Childhood and Head Start Homepage for more program information.