Professional Development Workshops Improve the Quality of Early Care and Education
We offer a variety of workshops to support educators and leaders in deepening their understanding of early care and education topics while receiving Pathways-approved professional development clock hours. We also offer customized professional development workshops for all program types.
Our workshops help educators and leaders build their skills in CLASS, developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum and assessment, and so much more. We offer Lunch & Learns, evening sessions, and Saturday seminars, allowing educators and leaders to receive Pathways-approved professional development clock hours on their own schedules. Additionally, many of our workshops are held virtually.
Updated CPR/Pediatric First Aid Requirements
In compliance with federal requirements, on September 30, 2021, Louisiana began monitoring that staff at all licensed child care centers have current certification in CPR/Pediatric First Aid through training approved by LDOE. This is a change from previous rules, which required only 50% of staff members to have current certification.
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) – Division of Licensing is assisting licensed providers and Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) certified family home and in‐home providers with obtaining CPR/Pediatric First Aid for their staff for free or at minimal cost. Click below to find a list of CPR/Pediatric First Aid vendors that are approved to be paid by LDOE.
To meet the diverse professional development needs of our region, Agenda for Children has developed a library of over 200 workshops that improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators and leaders. Browse our catalog of workshops and learn more about custom workshops.
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Olayeela “Mama O” Daste is a lifelong educator and learner who started Child Care Resource and Referral in 1989, and worked at Agenda for Children until her retirement in 2018. Generations of early care and educators benefited from her leadership, wisdom and gentle belief in doing what’s right for kids. She co-led the Umoja Committee for many years, organizing Children’s Kwanzaa and an annual Celebration of the African American Child.
In the 2020-21 school year, Agenda for Children provided over 270 workshops to nearly 5,000 educators across southeast Louisiana.