Families | Agenda for Children

Your child’s future starts with learning.
We’re here to help.

You have the power to shape society’s most precious asset—children.

Agenda for Children can provide you with the resources you need to make the best decisions for your child so they can reach their full potential.

We Support Families and Caregivers

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 11 parishes in Southeast Louisiana. The CCR&R program helps families find child care that meets their specific needs.

Our Child Care Resource and Referral department can help you:

  • learn what quality early care and education looks like and how to find it.
  • learn how high-quality early education builds the foundation for your child’s lifelong success.
  • learn about the early care and education programs available to you, including child care centers, family child care homes and Head Start.
  • find information about community resources that can help you pay for child care, get free or low-cost health insurance for your children and learn about effective parenting strategies.

Our services are available, free of charge, to families living in Assumption, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Washington parishes.

Learn more about our services by clicking on the links below, or call 1-800-486-1712 to speak with one of our trained parent referral specialists.

Families living outside of this area may visit CHILD CARE AWARE to locate similar services in their area.


Agenda for Children secured income eligibility changes in the Child Care Assistance Program that made 16,000 additional Louisiana families eligible for assistance. We also advocated for and changed CCAP eligibility rules to allow families to use “job search” as a qualifying activity for receiving child care assistance.

NOEEN City Seats scholarships secured for infants and toddlers
increase in access secured for families to CCAP eligibility
annually to the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund through our support of amending SB142
Preschool Development Grant seats secured for 800 infants and toddlers
You can make Louisiana a state in which all children can thrive!
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