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You have the power to build a better future for Louisiana.

Agenda for Children has the resources to support initiatives that can effect positive change for generations to come.

Businesses: School Readiness Tax Credits

One of the best investments you can make for your business, Louisiana’s children and our community, is to donate to the School Readiness Tax Credit program.

Businesses with a Louisiana Tax ID are eligible to receive a 100% refundable state tax credit up to $5,000 for contributions to Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs). If the credit exceeds your business’ tax liability, you will receive a check for the difference.

Learn about SRTC

Individuals: $1 Invested in ECE = $16 Return to Society

As documented by the landmark HighScope Perry Preschool Project research, low-income children who participated in high quality early childhood education were more likely to graduate from high school, earn more money, own their own homes and build a stable foundation for their families. Their own children have continued to make gains in education, health, employment and civil life.

Every $1 you invest in early childhood education will yield a return to society of more than $16. Your donation will reap dividends for future generations for years to come.



Thanks to our donors, since 2018 Agenda for Children has provided nearly $2M in sub-grants to centers and nonprofits through our ECHO Fund for stabilization supports, quality improvements, and innovative projects.

ranking for Louisiana in overall Child Well-being
of Louisiana children live in poverty
of Louisiana 8th graders scored below proficient NAEP test
of Louisiana children live in families without secure employment
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2024 KIDS COUNT Data Book Ranks Louisiana 48th in Child Well-BeingLearn more