St. John taking preschool applications

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 6, 2013

RESERVE – The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board is now accepting applications for the 4-year-old preschool programs for the 2013-14 school year.
There are four programs in the parish.
A child must be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, to be eligible. Every child will qualify for one of the preschool programs regardless of income.
Applying early is recommended. Appli-cations should be submitted in person at one of the following ad-dresses: The St. John Child Development Center at 117 Stebbins St., Garyville LA 70051 or West St. John Elementary, 2555 Lou-isiana Highway 18, Edgard, LA 70049.
When applying, the following is also needed:
• Income verification – Family income must be verified before a child’s eligibility for Head Start can be determined. Any of the following documents can be used to determine income: income tax form 1040 for the previous calendar year; W-2 statements for all working family members for the previous calendar year; pay stubs (recent) for all working family members; documentation showing current status/amount received from SSI/Social Security; foster care documentation letter for foster child; documentation of child support/alimony; documentation of unemployment compensation; written statement from current employer(s); written statement of family support from person supporting the child; or income declaration form.
• Child’s birth certificate to verify age of child
• Child’s Social Security card
• Child’s medical insurance or Medicaid card
• Documentation of child’s disability (IEP or IFSP), if applicable
• Child’s immunization record to show that the child is current on all shots
Before a child can attend Head Start, the child will need a Head Start physical examination form signed by the child’s physician or clinic provider to show that the child is free from communicable disease.
For more information, call the St. John Child Development Ce-nter at 985-535-3917 or 985-535-2713.