Louisiana Pathways: A Career Development System for Early Care and Education Professionals
Louisiana Pathways is a Career Development System for early care and education professionals in Louisiana. Frequently asked questions about the Career Development System is a good starting place to learn more.
There are many ways that Pathways can help early childhood educators.
Pathways helps you keep track of where you’re at on the “career ladder.” As you improve your educational credentials, you move up the career ladder, which may make you eligible for larger School Readiness Tax Credits.
Pathways verifies teachers’ and directors’ eligibility for the School Readiness Tax Credits. Teachers at Type III early learning centers are eligible for refundable tax credits of up to $3,574, depending on their educational credentials.
Pathways provides scholarships for Ancillary Certificate classes, CDA assessment fees, administrative training and college coursework. Whether the next step in your career is to get your CDA or obtain your bachelor’s degree, Pathways can help you take the next step.