Directors' Collaboration Meetings | Agenda for Children

Directors Collaboration Meetings

We offer regular Directors’ Collaboration Meetings to help directors network and learn more about important topics. These sessions are completely free, and open to directors (and other administrators) at Type I, Type II and Type III centers, as well as family child care providers.

Upcoming Meetings

October,  2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Please join us for our monthly Directors’ Collaboration Meeting. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda will be shared.

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Calendar Invitations

We send out calendar invitations with the meeting links email addresses that are provided to us by LDE as the main point of contact for each center. If your email isn’t on that list, just email us to receive the meeting links.

Past Meetings

September 21,  2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Please join us for an Overview and Presentation on TS Gold and Child Count by Agenda’s Caitlin Boley, and a special presentation on Code Ana – the organization designated by Licensing to conduct epinephrine administration training.

LDOE September 2022 Early Childhood Newsletter

Louisiana Department of Health Covid-19 Information

TIKES Page

New Leaders Fellowship Website Link

New Leaders Fellowship Application

Child Count Survey

NOEEN Director’s Collaborative

TS Gold Upcoming Webinars:

August 24,  2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Please join us for a presentation Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources and a special presentation by New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families on a Housing Loan Program for Child Care Staff. Early Childhood. Updates from the LDOE and Agenda will also be shared.

LDOE August Early Childhood Newsletter

Louisiana Department of Health Covid-19 Information

TIKES Page

The CLASS Learning Community

CLASS Video Library

CLASS 2nd Addition

Staying In-Sync: Creating Positive Interactions Between Teachers

The 2022-2023 Early Childhood Teacher and Leader of the Year Nomination Form

Ochsner Connected Anywhere Virtual Therapy Services

Early Childhood Be Engaged Birth – 5 Framework

Child Care Crisis and Disaster Resources:

Parish of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Child Care Aware

Institute for Childhood Preparedness

Talking with Children about Trauma by ChildCare Education Institute

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) – Before, During, and After a Disaster

Reinstatement of a Child Care Center License Following a Disaster

Get a Game Plan

Louisiana Emergency  Page

July 20,  2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

The Louisiana Department of Health provided a special presentation on the latest COVID Vaccine available for our youngest children. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda will also be shared and Directors will be surveyed to select the topics for our next 11 director collaboration meetings.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE July Early Childhood Newsletter

Louisiana Department of Health Covid-19 Information

TIKES Page

Ochsner Connected Anywhere Virtual Therapy Services

The Removing Barriers in Play to Include ALL Children webinar

Agenda for Children CCMSi and Curriculum Initiative Resource Information

Protecting our Children & Youth from Covid-19 Webinar Information

Pediatric Mental Health Summit

June 22, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

We discussed emergency preparedness for this hurricane season and reviewed next school year’s Child Care Resource and Referral Contract. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity were also provided.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE June Early Childhood Newsletter

PowerUP Early Childhood Conference July 2022

Waterford Upstart Free PreK Resources

Child Care Crisis and Disaster Resources:

Parish of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Child Care Aware

Institute for Childhood Preparedness

Talking with Children about Trauma by ChildCare Education Institute

Virtual Therapy by Ochsner Health

May 31, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

In preparation for Hurricane season, Save the Children provided a special presentation on their Child Care Funding Guide for FEMA assistance. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity were also provided.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE May Early Childhood Newsletter

May 2022 Teacher Leader Summit Presenters and Session Info

2022-2023 Program Partner Assurances

2022 LDOE Hurricane Preparedness Notice

April 20, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Agenda’s Director of Advocacy Courtney Rogers presented on Early Childhood and Louisiana’s Legislative Session. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE April Early Childhood Newsletter

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grant Info

Monthly Tornado Drill Form

Teacher Leader Summit Overview

Operation Expanded Testing Website

PowerUP Early Childhood Conference July 2022

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

March 16, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Propeller provided a special presentation about a business administration opportunity for child care centers in the Greater New Orleans Area. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE March Early Childhood Newsletter

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grant Info

Teacher Leader Summit Overview

Operation Expanded Testing Website

TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation-Spring Conference

Early Learning Provider Business Training through First Children’s FInance

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

Resources from Teachstone:

The CLASS Learning Community 

Baby Talk: Building Stronger Relationships with Infants and Toddlers 

February 16, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Eman Williams at the Louisiana Department of Health provided a presentation on Healthy and Safe Child Care Environment Projects. Learn the how and why in selecting safe places for child care programs and how to reduce expose to harmful chemicals. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE February Early Childhood Newsletter

New CCAP rates

CCAP Provider Ticket System

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grant Info

Health Department-Coronavirus Guidelines

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity 

Resources from Health and Safe Child Care Environment:

First Children’s Finance Business Training

Choosing Safe Places

January 19, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Luz Kief, Agenda’s Director of Education and Professional Development, presented a presentation on CLASS Observations. Learn the what, why, and how of CLASS observations. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE January Newsletter 

Operation Expanded Testing website 

Health Department-Coronavirus Guidelines

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

December 15, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

University of Virginia’s Education Policy and Workforce Research Team presented on their key findings on Early Childhood Workforce in Louisiana. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE December Newsletter

Reports & Policy Briefs

Staffing and Compensation Information

Health Department-Coronavirus Guidelines

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity 

November 17, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Teresa Falgoust presented on what the Build Back Better Framework will mean for Louisiana’s child care sector. Early Childhood Updates from the LDOE and Agenda including the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE November Newsletter

Study of Early Education through Partnerships

Health Department-Coronavirus Guidelines

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

October 20, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

A presentation and discussion was given by LDOE’s Licensing Department on reopening after Hurricane Ida. Updates from the LDOE and Agenda will also be shared. From 1-1:30pm, the Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity (OLEO) will host a registration session for Type III centers that are not yet signed up for the OLEO Project.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE October Newsletter

Waiver to temporarily operate after Hurricane Ida

Child Care Criminal Background Checks (CCCBC) locations

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

September 29, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Directors’ Meeting Cancelled Due to Hurricane Ida

August 25, 2021 12:00 pm-1:30 pm:

Join us to learn about a new free COVID-19 testing opportunity for all centers, updates on the OLEO project and from the LDOE will also be shared.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE August Newsletter

Operation Expanded Testing website 

Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity

Information on CPR Requirements and Instructor Directory

Early Learning Centers Reopen Request Form

Family Homes and In-Home Providers Reopen Request Form

Child Care Program (CCAP) – Before, During and After a Disaster

Reinstatement of a Child Care Center License Following a Disaster

Emergency Preparedness page

July 21st, 2021 12:00 pm-1:30 pm:

Join us to learn about Agenda’s Outdoor Learning Enhancement Opportunity (OLEO) Project and the latest LDOE updates.

Resources shared during this meeting include:

LDOE July Newsletter

Tulane TIKES Mental Health Website

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