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Webster Ready Start Registration Begins Friday

MINDEN, La. — Registration for Webster Parish’s Ready Start program begins on Friday, March 17. Parents can register in Minden on Friday, March 17 and in Springhill on Friday, March 24. The Minden event will be held at the Minden Recreation Center at 1000 Recreation Drive. This event is for families who live in Minden and South Webster Parish. The event in Springhill will be at the Frank Anthony RV Building, located at 301 West Church Street. Registration is open from 9AM to 2PM for each event.

Parents attending either registration event need to have their child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, an updated immunization record, parent’s drivers license, two current proofs of residence (utility bill/mortgage/lease), 2 current consecutive paychecks for each adult in the household, SNAP, Medicaid or DCFS if applicable.

Webster Ready Start provides access to high-quality learning experiences and programs for children from newborn to five years old. The program helps prepare young students for kindergarten. Studies show that children prepared for kindergarten have a better chance of not repeating any grades and of eventually graduating from high school.

Ready Start is also a benefit to parents and businesses. Parents are able to work while their child is in the program. For local businesses, the program expands the available workforce. It also reduces the amount of time that working parents spend away from their job. Businesses interested in becoming a Ready Start partner could receive tax credits. Plus, the program receives a dollar-for-dollar match on that investment.

For more information on the Webster Ready Start program, visit WebsterReadyStart.com.