Working to create a culture of high quality, comprehensive early childhood services in Jefferson Parish
501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, Louisiana 70058
The vision of Jefferson Ready Start Network is that all children birth to age five in Jefferson Parish have access to quality early childhood experiences that will prepare them to succeed.
In Jefferson Parish…
28k children birth to age 5
21-25k economically disadvantaged
~4k served by publicly funded seats
The Jefferson Ready Start Network is a coalition of individuals committed to creating and implementing a bold local vision for early childhood. We are driven by our community’s need to improve opportunities and inspire change for children birth to age five in our parish.
The Jefferson Ready Start Network brings together partners to continuously improve the quality of and access to early childhood opportunities in our community. We are driven by local data and context to develop intentional plans, secure and weave together resources and implement creative solutions.
The Jefferson Parish School District is the lead agency for the Jefferson Ready Start Network. The work of the Ready Start Network is directed by a coalition of Thought Partners (community leaders from multiple sectors) and supported by a Core Leadership Team (early childhood stakeholders).
The Jefferson Parish Ready Start Network aims to create a culture of high quality, comprehensive early childhood services through engagement and partnerships with families, educators and community members.
Dr. Allison Trigg, Ms. Allison Sharai, Mr. Ajit Pethe, Mr. Chad Nugent, Ms. Charmaine Caccioppi – Chair, Ms. Chloe Wiley, Ms. Donna Austin, Ms. Erin Thompson, Dr. Gina Easterly, Ms. Ileana Ledet – Vice-Chair, Dr. James Gray, Mr. Jerry Bologna, Mr. Jim Garvey, Mr. John Fitzpatrick, Ms. Kate Wendel, Dr. Keith Leiderman, Dr. Libbie Sonnier, Ms. Lisa Barback, Ms. Ruth Lawson, Mr. Scott Walker, Mr. Todd Murphy