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Jul 18, 2013 7:20 AM by KATC/CS

United Way of Acadiana: Early Head Start Applications

United Way of Acadiana's Early Head Start, Early Learning Centers in Vermilion Parish and Lafayette are accepting applications for openings this summer.
The center in Vermilion Parish is located at 802 S. St. Valerie St. and the center in Lafayette is located at 1515 Jefferson Street. These centers offer free on-site early childhood education programs for qualifying families with infants and toddlers up to three years of age, as well as prenatal services for expecting women.

Enrollment is taking place now, and space is limited!

Applications for enrollment will be taken:


Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1800 NE Evangeline Trwy (Northgate Mall)

Friday, June 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 220 W. Willow (Lafayette Parish Health Unit)

Monday, July 15, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 1800 Ne Evangeline Trwy (Northgate Mall)

Thursday, July 18, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1800 Ne Evangeline Trwy (Northgate Mall)

Friday, July 19, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 220 W. Willow (Lafayette Parish Health Unit)

Vermilion Parish:

Tuesday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 405 E. St. Victor St. (Vermilion Parish Library)

Monday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2501 Charity St. (Vermilion Parish Health Unit)

Tuesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 100 E. Joseph (Maurice Library)

Monday, July 22, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 815 N. Cushing Ave. (Kaplan Library)

Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 111 E. Edward (Erath Library)

Monday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2501 Charity St. (Vermilion Parish Health Unit)

Parents Must Bring:
Parent ID
Birth Certificate for the Child
Social Security Card for the Child
Immunization Record for the Child
Medical Proof of Child's Disability (if applicable)
Medical Proof of Pregnancy (if applicable)
Proof of Income or Student Verification (please bring all that apply):
Income Tax Form 1040
TANF documentation
Pay stub or pay envelopes (At Least 4 Check Stubs)
Unemployment documentation
Written statement from employers
Foster care reimbursement
SSI documentation
Notorized Documentation of no income
Food Stamp Printout
SSI/SS Award Letter
Financial Aid Award Letters
Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or Copy of Lease)

Eligibility Requirements:
Family MUST live in Vermilion Parish or the 70501 zip code only in Lafayette.
Children must be between the ages of 0-2.
Must meet Federal Poverty Income Guideline.
To be eligible for home-based services a child may be between birth and two years of age. The child must be living with a parent/guardian who is available to meet for one 90 minute home-visit each week and attend two socialization events monthly.
United Way of Acadiana received a grant from the federal Administration for Children & Families Office of Head Start to deliver these expanded services to Acadiana. These services will be free and include developmentally-appropriate educational activities; dental, health and mental health services; family visits; and socializations. The program also accepts children with disabilities and pregnant women and provides home-based services in addition to the center-based sites.For more information on qualifications or enrollment, please call 534-0683.



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