Skip To Main Content

Programs / Financial Assistance

2022 – 2023 Program Year 

 
HEAD START

  • Head Start funded seats are available in public school sites across the parish
  • Seats for 3 year-olds that qualify for Head Start are available in the following school sites:
    • Ascension Head Start (for 3 year-olds residing in Donaldsonville)
    • Duplessis Primary School (for Spanish Lake Primary, Bullion Primary, Dutchtown Primary, Bluff Ridge Primary, and Oak Grove Primary 3 year-olds)
    • Pecan Grove Primary School (for Gonzales Primary and G W Carver 3 year-olds)
    • Lakeside Primary (for Lake and Galvez Primary 3 year-olds)
    • Sorrento Primary (for St. Amant Primary3 year-olds)
    • Sugar Mill Primary (for Central Primary and Prairieville Primary 3 year-olds)
  • Child must be 3 years old by September 30th of the program year  and meet eligibility requirements:
    • Total household income must be at or below the 100% federal poverty level
    • Foster care placement
    • Homelessness
    • Public Assistance such as Social Security & disability benefits
    • Student has a qualifying IEP for speech, cognitive or developmental delays whose needs are best met in a full time Head Start classroom

PUBLICLY FUNDED PRE-K

  • 431 Publicly funded seats are available in public school sites across the parish  AND 28 tuition free seats in participating child care centers.
  • Child must be 4 years old by September 30th of the program year and meet eligibility requirements:
    • Total household income is at or below the 200% federal poverty level
    • Foster care placement
    • Homelessness
    • Public Assistance such as SNAP or Medicaid
    • Qualifying IEP for cognitive or developmental delays whose needs are best me in a full time preschool classroom
    • Child is a t risk of not meeting kindergarten readiness standards due to one or more contributing factors such as being an English language learner in a family where one or more parents speak a language other than English as the primary language at home or determined at risk of being developmentally unprepared based on screening results.

TUITION BASED PRE-K SEATS in public schools

  • Limited (approximately 45) tuition paying seats are available in public school sites
    • Child must be 4 years old by September 30th of the program year and cannot  qualify for Head Start or other  publicly funded Pre-K seat
    • Tuition based seats are made available once all qualifying children have been placed in  publicly funded seats
    • Tuition amount is based on a sliding income scale

CCAP-subsidized seats  in early learning centers

  • Subsidized tuition for families participating in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
    • Parents must meet the work/school participation requirements defined by CCAP
    • For children ages Birth to 5 years old attending a qualifying  Child Care / Early Learning Center from our list of  provider partners within our network

 

tuition free publicly FUNDED BIRTH TO THREE  SEATS IN EARLY LEARNING CENTERS

  • Free publicly funded seat in a privately owned early learning center
    • For families that are three years old or younger by September 30 whose family income falls at or below 85% of the State Median Income Level, ($3,939 per month for a family of two, $4,866 per month for a family of three, $5,793 per month for a family of four, $6,720 for a family of five), and whose adult household members are currently employed or in training at least 20 hours per week, are currently enrolled in school, or who are actively seeking employment.  Children in foster care or from families experiencing verified homelessness are also eligible.
CCAP - CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR FAMILIESTo support all families in accessing high quality child care, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to low-income families while they are working or attending school.

CONTACT INFORMATION


CCAP Household Eligibility
P.O. Box 260037
Baton Rouge, LA 70826

 
Telephone: 1.877.453.2721
Fax: 225.376.6060, 225.342.3906
Email: LDEccap@la.gov

CCAP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps low-income families pay for child care while working or attending school or training. Eligibility is based on family size and household income and how many hours the adult applying for CCAP works and/or attends school or training.
Households can select any Type III early learning center, family child care provider, in-home provider, school child care center, or licensed child care center determined by the Department of Defense.