Contact Us

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

J.F. Kennedy Early Learning Center

Early Childhood Department

2001 Russell St

Lake Charles, LA 70605

For more information regarding any of the programs listed, please call 337-217-4210 Ext. 2802

Application and Selection Dates

STEP 1: Submit an application for Calcasieu Parish Network online at

2024-2025 Enrollment will open on May 8, 2024 at midnight and will remain open until May 21, 2025.

Application Windows

  • Round 1 April 27, 2024 - May 31, 2024 Placement will begin on Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • Round 2 June 1, 2024 -June 28, 2024 Placement will begin on Saturday, July 20, 2024.
  • Round 3 June 29, 2024 - May 21, 2025 Placement begins in July and continues throughout the school year.

OUT OF ZONE - Priority is given to students who live within the school's attendance until July 15, 2024. On July 16th, if space is available after placing all in-zone applicants, eligible out-of-zone applicants will be placed.

STEP 2: Eligiblity for placement occurs when verification is complete and reviewed. Parents will be notified via email and message tab in your calcasieu4all account.

STEP 3: Once placement occurs, the parent must login to their portal and accept the seat. If you don't accept your seat, the child's placement will not be effected.

Head Start Families ONLY

After enrollment, an email and message will be sent to your calcasieu4all account with the date of your vertification visit as well as details of required documentation. All information must be accurate and verified. If a student is selected for admission based on application information that is later determined to be false, the student may lose admission into the program. Please check your account dashboard daily for email correspondence in regards to your child's 3-year-old Head Start interview.