The Morehouse Parish Early Childhood Round up will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 17 at the Morehouse Parish Resource Center located at 714 South Washington St.

According to Education Curriculum Secretary Emma Brandon, parents are urged to register their children for pre-k and kindergarten during the round-up in order to not be placed on a waiting list.

"Any pre-k student registered after April 17 may be placed on a waiting list," Brandon said. "We use those signed up as the possible enrollment numbers, which allows the school system to make determinations concerning pre-k classes."

Children must be four years old by Sept. 30, 2014 to be registered for pre-k and five years old by Sept. 30, 2013 to be registered for kindergarten. Items that must be brought in order to complete an application are:

The child's original birth certificate with a raised state seal

An original social security card

Current health/shot records

Two proofs of residence documents in the legal parent or guardian's name must also be brought to the sign-up. These may include:

Filed homestead exemption

Home mortgage documents or property deeds

Rental agreement for house or apartment

Automobile registration

Medicare or Medicaid information

Insurance policy for home or apartment

Food Stamp certification

A utility bill

Parents may only use one utility bill and it must be current within the last two months. Also, a certified copy of custody papers must be brought in for anyone other than the person listed on the birth certificate.

Driver's license or voter registration cards will not be accepted unless they were issued within the last two months.

If the child does not have a birth certificate, parents may go to the Clerk of Court's office, located in the Morehouse Parish Court house to request a copy. For a social security card, go to the Social Security office located at 300 Holt St. and for a health/shot record, go to the Morehouse Parish Health Unit located at 650 School Rd., or the child's pediatrician.

For more information, contact Brandon at 283.3413 or Hazel Sellers at 283.3430.