School roundup set for tomorrow in Terrebonne

Terrebonne Parish School District officials are hosting an early education roundup tomorrow for parents wishing to enroll their children.

The Terrebonne Partners in Early Childhood Education are hosting their inaugural roundup tomorrow at the Houma Municipal Auditorium from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will have information for public pre-K, Head Start and Early Learning Centers.

Families will be able to register for Early Learning and Head Start programs at the roundup. Those interested in pre-K can receive their registration packet at the roundup and bring it to the school they wish their child to attend on March 10-11.

In honor of Read Across America Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss’s birthday of March 2, the roundup will feature a Dr. Seuss theme. The event has additional children’s attractions like arts and crafts, fun with numbers and colors, storytelling, a puppet theater and more.

Early learning centers

Early learning centers are open to children six weeks to four years old. The only documentation required for registration is the child’s immunization record. Child care assistance is available depending on household income.

Head Start

Head Start classes are available for children who will be three or four years old by Sept. 30. The tuition-free program is open to families with a household income at or below the federal poverty level. Head Start serves children with disabilities as well.

Parents are required to bring the enrolling child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security and documentation of family income to register. Head Start has limited openings, so a completed application does not guarantee placement.

Public Pre-K

Public pre-K classes are open to four-year-olds who are at the appropriate age by Sept. 30. The classes do not have any tuition costs, and services for students with disabilities are available.

Parents will need to bring completed registration forms along with proper documentation to the elementary schools in there are on March 10-11. They are required to bring a child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security card as well as proof of residence and income.