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Jefferson Community Action Programs (Jeff CAP) Head Start

Our Mission Statement
Helping People. Changing Lives. Building Communities.

The Jeff CAP Head Start mission is accomplished by involving families in the total operation and administration of the program and supporting the growth of children, families and staff through encouragement, nurturing, education, and empowerment.

Jeff CAP Head Start is a federally funded early childhood care and education program that promotes and teaches school readiness to children age three to five from low income families, and at no cost to our families. Jeff CAP Head Start is widely recognized for its comprehensive approach to preparing children to be ready to enter kindergarten. We work with families to ensure children have the skills to smoothly transition to kindergarten. We provide high quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused including education, health, nutrition, and mental health.

Contact Us
Jefferson Community Action Programs (Jeff CAP) Head Start
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 402
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Head Start Centers:

Beechgrove Head Start Birth to Five 

Clay Street Head Start (Washington Elementary School)

Jutland Head Start

Lapalco Head Start Birth to Five

Terrytown-Gretna Head Start Birth to Five

Waggaman Head Start (Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary School)

Westwego Head Start (Vic A. Pitre Elementary School)

Jefferson Community Action Programs (JEFFCAP) Head Start partners with local high quality child care providers:

Spring Ridge Academy
520 Jackson Street
Kenner, La. 700065
Office Number: 504-912-1761

Woodmere Daycare
2066 Paxton Street
Harvey, La. 70058
Office Number 504-348-4668

Kids House of Learning
711 Derbigny Street
Gretna, La. 70056
Office Number : 504-366-2933

KGR Academy
1614 Bridge City Avenue
Bridge City, La. 70094
Office Number: 504-218-5956

Creative Kidz
2141 Barataria Blvd.
Marrero, La. 70072
Office Number: 504-341-5439

Carlie Care Kids
501 Richard Street
Gretna, La. 70053
Office Number: 504-391-3446

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