Child Care Resource and Referral Program for SE Louisiana
Agenda for Children’s Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) program is the Louisiana Department of Education-contracted child care resource and referral agency for 12 parishes in Southeast Louisiana: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Washington.
As a CCR&R, Agenda works to improve the quality of early education through three key initiatives:
Resource and Referral
The “R & R” program connects parents to child care that meets their specific needs.
Child Care Coaching
Our coaching program provides on-site coaching to early childhood education programs. Through the coaching process, our experienced early childhood specialists work with teachers and leaders to improve program quality and the quality of teacher-child interactions.
Workshops for Early Care and Education Professionals
Our professional development program provides workshops for early childhood educators on topics related to CLASS, curriculum, child assessment, child development, and program administration.
Sherry Guarsico is a lifelong advocate for Louisiana’s children. As DCFS’s Executive Director of the Division of Child Care and Early Education, she led post-Katrina and post-Rita recovery efforts for child care centers in affected parishes. She went on to serve as CEO of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, where she continued to advocate for a broad range of children’s issues.
Agenda for Children activated over 8,400 hours on the CCR&R contract in FY 2021: we coached and provided short term technical assistance to more than 2,000 educators and directors, trained over 4,800 people, hosted 12+ Directors’ meetings attended by 1,080 individuals, and expanded our respite services and CPR trainings.