News release
Public Information Office    SLU 10880     Hammond, LA 70402    phone: 985-549-2341   fax: 985-549-2061

Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 7/17/02
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s Head Start program is still accepting applications for the fall 2002.
      Southeastern students, staff and faculty and area residents who meet federal income guidelines can apply to enroll their three- and four-year-olds in the Head Start program, which offers educational and social services for low-income pre-schoolers and their families.
      The fall session will get underway on August 20, said Director Susan Cooper.
      Located in at 125 W. Tornado Drive, the preschool serves 120 pre-school children. Children must be either three or four years old by September 30, Cooper said.
      While all applicants must meet income requirements, priority is given to the children of Southeastern students and staff. Income guidelines are outlined by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and are based on family size and gross annual income. Information about Head Start is available online at
      For an application appointment, call Southeastern Head Start at 985-549-5948.