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

2023-2024 Enrollment will open on May3, 2023 at midnight and will remain open until May 26, 2024.

Application Windows

  • Round 1 April 30, 2023 - May 26, 2023 Placement will begin on Friday, June 16, 2023.
  • Round 2 May 27, 2023 -June 23, 2023 Placement will begin on Friday, July 14, 2023.
  • Round 3 June 24, 2023 - May 26, 2024 Placement begins in July and continues throughout the school year.

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.