School Readiness Tax Credit | Agenda for Children

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), including Agenda for Children, a CCR&R for 11 parishes in Southeast Louisiana.

The School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC) program funds Agenda’s Early Childhood Opportunity (ECHO) Fund. This innovative grant program directly supports the needs of early learning centers in our region, investing in increased access to high-quality early care and education for our youngest learners.

Quality early childhood education fuels our future. It keeps parents in the workforce, attracts companies to our state, and develops the talent and skills businesses need to succeed.

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Find out why donating to the SRTC program is one of the best investments you can make. Watch our 80 for 80 video!

"I reviewed School Readiness Tax Credits with our CPA firm and they thought that it was an excellent program for us. The difference is that it is 100% refundable. Plus, it is a wonderful gift for our kids and community! "
Bill Hammack, Restaurateur and Entrepreneur
"The targeted tax credit allows a business to be a Hero for Zero at a time when the need for investing in child care could not be greater."
Pres Kabacoff, HRI Properties

How the SRTC Works

This tax credit is part of a package of School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTCs) that was passed in 2007 to support quality child care and education. (La. Rev. Stat. § 47:6107)

You can take the credit against individual income tax, corporation income tax, or corporation franchise tax on your Louisiana State taxes.

You can keep your state tax dollars local by designating that your donation fund child care centers in your parish (Assumption, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Washington).

The process couldn’t be easier. Submit a contribution form and Agenda for Children will email you a receipt and verification letter.

Your Investment Will Pay Dividends for Generations

Every $1 invested in early childhood education yields a return to society of more than $16.

Invest your tax liability in the School Readiness Tax Credit and Louisiana will reap dividends for generations to come.

Want to learn more?

Contact us at or 504-586-8509 with any questions you may have.

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Download SRTC Tax Filing Process Chart


You have the power to build a better future for Louisiana

80% of a child’s brain is developed by age three.

We are challenging 80 businesses to help Louisiana’s children thrive by donating to the School Readiness Tax Credit Program.

Join These Businesses in Contributing today!

  • Advancing Communities for Equity
  • Allday Consulting Group, LLC
  • Big Al Crane & Barge, LLC
  • Boo-Ker Oil & Gas Corp
  • C & G Properties of Belle Chasse, LLC
  • C & G Properties of Harvey, LLC
  • CBS Intrest LLC
  • Chaffe & Associates, Inc.
  • Chaffe Securities Inc.
  • Clara’s Little Lambs
  • Cousins Restaurant, Inc.
  • Cracklin Properties LLC
  • Cuddly Bear Child Development Center LLC
  • Deep South Construction and Salvage, LLC
  • Deep South Fabrication
  • Dickie Brennan and Company, LLC
  • Dixie Mill Supply Co., LLC
  • Dixie Mill, LLC
  • Evan James Consulting
  • Figear LLC
  • Happy NOLA Homes, LLC
  • HMIA Holdings, Inc.
  • JW Customs Brokers
  • Kids of Excellence, Inc.
  • Laitram, LLC
  • Landin Marine Towing, LLC
  • Landis Construction, LLC
  • Link Restaurant Partners, LCC
  • LRP Bakery LLC
  • LRP Seafood LLC
  • Madere & Sons Marine Rental, LLC
  • Madere & Sons Marine Services, LLC
  • Madere & Sons Towing, LLC
  • Madere Fleeting Services, LLC
  • Madere Holdings, LLC
  • Madere Towing, LLC
  • Madere, LLC
  • Mandeville Ladies Club LLC
  • Mary Lavalla CPA, Inc.
  • Mitchell Family Eye Care
  • Morris Bart, LLC
  • Oak Tree Group, LLC
  • Ogden Trust Investment Assets LLC
  • Oink Properties LLC
  • Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc.
  • Preswood Properties LLC
  • Remanagement LLC
  • ResourceFull Consulting
  • SEA 3 Academy
  • Sean Morrison, LLC
  • Seven Sixteen Iberville, LLC
  • SLJ Restaurant Partners Inc.
  • St. Denis J. Villere & Company LLC
  • Stirling Properties LLC
  • The Jones Group NOLA
  • The Preschool Learning Center
  • Warwick Village Consulting LLC
  • Wilcox Academy
  • Wilcox Academy Central City Inc.
  • Wilcox Academy Southern University at New Orleans Corp.
  • Woodward Holding One, LLC
You can make Louisiana a state in which all children can thrive!
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