You are doing the right thing in finding a quality program for your child! Some programs accept applications any time. Other programs have Common Application Periods. You will need documents and have to fill out paperwork. The steps below will help you with the application.

1. Choose a program that is a good fit for you and your child.

2. Get all required paperwork together.

3. Find out when to apply.

4. Take paperwork to program site and complete application process.

Please see below for site and application details:



Child Care Centers:
(Applications accepted any time)


All of the child care centers listed accept Child Care Assistance (CCAP). Contact a center to learn about rates, enrollment and/or application fees, hours of operation, and the ages of children served. Enrollment requirements may differ, so you should CALL a child care center to find out exactly what is needed, but all centers will require the following to apply:

Birth Certificate
Up-to-date Shot Records
888.524.3578


Age-appropriate immunizations must be completed as required by LA State law.  The immunization record must be the STATE OF LOUISIANA UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATIONS form.  The Lincoln Parish Health Unit will assist with any needed immunizations or with transferring personal immunization records onto the required LA form.  Please check the expiration date on the immunization form to make sure your child’s record is up to date.  The Lincoln Parish Health Unit is located at 405 E. Georgia, Ruston.  Phone: (318) 251-4120. Registration is free, and registered users may access family immunization records through MyIR at https://la.myir.net.


Network CCAP program partners include the following Child Care Centers: (Applications accepted any time)


Bethel Christian School Daycare

2901 Winona Drive

Ruston, LA 71270

Contact Name: Nancy Stephenson, Principal

Phone Number: 318-255-1112


Candieland Day Care Center
900 McDonald Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Gloria Ard, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-7082 

Emmanuel Baptist Preschool
1200 Farmerville Hwy.
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Kathy Mitchell, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-8491 
www.ebcruston.org/ministry2.php

Happy Days Play School
3521 Janice Drive
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Mary Murphy, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-8699  

Kidz "N" Harmony Daycare Center
222 Mount Harmony Church Rd
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Rose Marshall, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-4525      

Lifechurch.LA Preschool
3000 South Vienna
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Sommer Richardson, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-8163 
www.lifechurch.la


Louisiana Tech University Early Childhood Education Center
410 South Homer Street
Ruston, LA 71272
Contact Name: Laura Chestnut, Director 
Phone Number 318-257-4614 

New Living Word Ministries Child Care Center
1900 West Barnett Springs Road
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Kia Richardson, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-0270 
www.nlwm.org

Shining Stars Ruston LLC
107 Greene Lane
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Kamie Samuel, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-6309  

String-A-Long Day Care Center
508 South Monroe Street 
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Names: Natoya Stringfellow, Director Designee 
                         Denene Stringfellow, Director Designee 
                         Virginia Stringfellow, Director 
Phone Number 318-251-8090

The Learning Junction Daycare            
2108 Farmerville Hwy
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Erica White, Director
Phone Number 318-251-3499


TLC Tender Loving Care
200 Lou Anne Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Sallie Johnston, Director 
Phone Number 318-251-3484 


EarlySteps:
(Applications accepted any time)

EarlySteps is NOT an all day program, but rather provides services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months of age who have developmental delays or a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Anyone can make an EarlySteps referral, even the family. Children can be referred to EarlySteps by contacting the number below. Once the referral is received, the family will be contacted to begin the eligibility determination process.

EarlySteps
1863 Avenue of America 
Monroe, LA 71201
318.322.4788
www.laeasterseals.com



Head Start:
Head Start is a program for three and four year old children.


You will need to bring the following documents:

Birth certificate
Social security card
Current shot record
Proof of residence (Examples: Louisiana driver’s license, state-issued ID card, current utility bill, or lease or mortgage statement)
Proof of Income (Examples: 2 most recent consecutive check stubs, SNAP card, Medicaid verification sheet, proof of SSI benefit, or official letter from employer stating where you work, your hourly rate of pay and the average number of hours you work per week)


If you are interested in Head Start, contact the office below.

Lincoln Head Start Child Development Center
421 West Vaughn Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Brenda Reliford
Phone Number: 318-251-8864

NSECD and Public Schools:
(Common Application period is April 4-8, 2016)

The Common Application Period for Pre-K (Pre-K Round-up) will be February 27-March 3, 2017.

Applications will be accepted at each site during this time, and parents may attend a One Day Round-Up Event on March 2, 2017, at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

What does this mean to you? You do NOT have to wait in line to apply for PreK!! Instead, go to a school with an NSECD or public program any day during the Common Application Period to complete an application. This is NOT “first come, first served.” All completed applications of eligible children taken during the Common Application Period will be considered.

You will need to bring the following documents to apply:

>Birth certificate***Your child MUST be 4 years old by September 30, 2017 to qualify***
>Social security card
>Current shot record
>Proof of residence (Examples: Louisiana driver’s license, state-issued ID card, current utility bill, or lease or mortgage statement)
>Proof of Income (Examples: 2 most recent consecutive check stubs, SNAP card, Medicaid verification sheet, proof of SSI benefit, or official letter from employer stating where you work, your hourly rate of pay and the average number of hours you work per week)


​Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center* 
801 E Mississippi
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Kathi Pesnell, Director
Phone Number:  318-513-1470
http://lpecc.lincolnschools.org/

Dubach School

7710 Fellowship Rd

Dubach, LA 71235

Contact Name: Pam Pruden, Principal

Phone Number: 318-777-3470

http://dubachschool.wixsite.com/dubachschool


​New Living Word Ministries 
1900 West Barnett Springs Road
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Brianna Sibley, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-0270
www.nlwm.org

Lifechurch.LA Preschool*
3000 South Vienna
Ruston, LA 71270
Contact Name: Sommer Richardson, Director 
Phone Number 318-255-8163
www.southparkway.com


​*Indicates an LA4 Diverse Delivery Site

How do I apply?

Quality Choices for Early Childhood Education and Child Care in Lincoln Parish