FAQs for Families | Agenda for Children

Frequently Asked Questions by Families

Please find answers to your frequently asked questions below.

How can I find a center or school for my child?

Please visit our How Do I Find Childcare Provider page for details on how to find a center or school for your child.

Find a Child Care Provider

What are the different types of Early Childhood Education programs?

There are many different types of early childhood programs in Louisiana, which are all subject to different standards and regulations. Please visit our What Are My Childcare Options page for more information.

Childcare Options

How do I enroll my child in a publicly funded program?

Application processes vary by program type and by parish. Please visit our How Do I Enroll My Child page for more information.

Enroll My Child

How do I get help paying for child care?

Child care can be a big expense for families with young children. The good news is that there are several programs that can assist parents. Please visit our How Do I Pay for Childcare page for more information.

Paying for Childcare

What programs am I eligible for?

There are many different early childhood programs, with different eligibility requirements. Please visit our How Do I Enroll My Child for more information eligibility.

Enroll My Child

What are the ratings for early childhood programs?

Louisiana rates every Type III child care center, Head Start, and every school that accepts public funds for early care and education. In addition to programs’ ratings, the Louisiana Department of Education provides information about a program’s quality, including their teacher credentials, use of child assessments, self-reported ratios and curriculum quality. Please visit our How Do I Find Quality Childcare page for more information about the rating for early childhood programs.

Find Quality Childcare

In 2020, we passed zoning changes through the New Orleans municipal government which simplify and expedite zoning regulations for child care providers, making it easier for providers to expand their operations and increase capacity to serve families in need.

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