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Louisiana makes early learning a top priority

For the past decade, Louisiana has been at the forefront of showing what happens when early childhood education is funded at previously unseen levels. Agenda for Children has been a leader in this work – supporting the growth and expansion of early learning centers in New Orleans. Learn more about the importance of investing in … Read more

New Orleans City Business highlights 12 local organizations, including Agenda for Children, receiving grants to support Black and Latinx women-led child care businesses.

The “NOLA C.A.R.E.S.: Creating Access Resources and Equity” initiative will increase capital, provide training for careers in child care and develop a more equitable workforce.  With $5 million in funding from JP Morgan Chase, twelve local organizations, including Agenda for Children, will support Black and Latinx women-led child care businesses. It will help at least … Read more

Agenda for Children and Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Are Raising Funds for Child Care Providers Impacted by Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 2, 2021) — In the wake of Hurricane Ida, a devastating hurricane that made landfall in south Louisiana on August 29, local nonprofits Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) and Agenda for Children are raising funds for child care providers impacted by Ida. “Louisiana’s child care providers are essential to disaster recovery … Read more

Hurricane Ida Resources

We’ve put together a list of resources to support our community, child care providers and families. We will update our resources as more information and resources become available. Hurricane Ida Resource List Read more

Agenda for Children Transitions to a New CEO

Agenda for Children, Louisiana’s oldest child advocacy organization, has announced that a new chief executive officer will begin in August 2021 upon the retirement of current CEO, Dr. Anthony “Tony” Recasner. Jennifer “Jen” Roberts, Agenda’s current president, will serve as the organization’s new CEO. Agenda for Children was founded by community advocates in 1984 to create … Read more

Louisiana Businesses: Donate through Louisiana’s SRTC

Agenda for Children has been scoring big wins for the children of Louisiana for more than 35 years. Through the School Readiness Tax Credit, you can, too. Invest your tax liability in the School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC) and Louisiana will be scoring wins for our children and economy for generations to come. Businesses with … Read more

COVID-19 Resources: Emergency Child Care Options, Information for Families and Resources for Early Learning Centers

As the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for Southeast Louisiana, Agenda for Children is working on several levels to provide COVID-19 resources families and child care centers. Directory of Open Centers Willing to Enroll Children of First Responders We are closely tracking which centers are open and willing to enroll children of critical … Read more

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