To qualify for St. Tammany Parish Public School Pre K program at no cost, a child must be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2018, live within the attendance boundary of the school and meet income requirements.

How to Sign Up for Pre K

Step 1

Complete the Early Childhood Care and Community Network application online. Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

Step 2

After applying online, income must be verified and eligibility determined. Bring the required income documents and a copy of the child’s birth certificate to the following location or call 985-898-3306 to make an appointment for income verification:

Harrison Curriculum Center
Early Childhood Department

706 W. 28th Avenue, Covington 70433
Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Step 3

Once you have completed the above steps and qualify, you will be notified with details to register in person at your school. Be sure to bring the required registration documents with you to register.

You may not register at the school until you have completed the above requirements and receive an approved income verification worksheet.

Required Income Documents

In order to qualify for St. Tammany Parish Public School Pre K at no cost, families must provide one of the following documents to determine income eligibility:

  • Food Stamp Eligibility letter (SNAP), noting case certification period and the child’s name
  • Two consecutive check stubs within two months of completing income verification for each working adult supporting the family. Eligibility is based on total household income
  • Monetary Determination Letter from the Workforce Commission of LA, if unemployed
  • Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS

Required Registration Documents

Be sure to bring the following documents to the school on your scheduled registration date:

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • 3 Proofs of residency (examples: current utility bills, signed real estate lease, etc.)
  • Shot Records

If you do not have these documents or to get more information, please contact the Pre K Office at 985.898.3306 for assistance.