Early Childhood & Head Start
martha babin, director of headstart
Ascension Headstart (3 year old program)
donaldsonville, la 70346
phone: (225) 391-7351
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
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 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 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 will be processed in August. Accepted participants will be notified the second or third week of the new school year.
Ascension Public Schools cooperates with community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational/enrichment nature for students by distributing materials. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we will transition from paper to electronic flyer delivery via Peachjar.
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