NOEEN Steering Committee | Agenda for Children

NOEEN Steering Committee

The New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) is a collaborative partnership between every publicly-funded early education provider in the city. Agenda for Children and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) operate NOEEN as co-lead agencies.

NOEEN’s work is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from Orleans Parish schools, early learning centers, parents, and community partners. All Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and information about past and future meetings is available to the public.

What is the NOEEN Steering Committee’s Strategic Plan?

NOEEN Steering committee members worked with early childhood stakeholders and Bellwether Education Partners to develop a vision for NOEEN’s future.

Read the NOEEN Strategic Plan

Steering Committee Members

  • NOEEN Board of Directors Representative
    • Jen Roberts, Agenda for Children
  • New Orleans City Council Representative
    • Vacant
  • City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office Representative
    • Emily Wolff, Mayor’s Office of Youth & Families
  • NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Representative
    • Dr. Fateama Fulmore, NOLA-PS
  • Orleans Parish Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Representative
    • Anna Williamson, Agenda for Children
  • Orleans Parish Lead Agency Representative
    • Rebecca Latham, NOLA-PS
  • Orleans Parish Ready Start Network Representative
    • Derrick Toups, Agenda for Children
  • Louisiana Department of Health Early Steps System Point of Entry Representative
    • Dr. Holly Bell, Easterseals
  • NOLA-PS Exceptional Children Services (Child Find) Representative
    • Dr. Shayla Guidry Hilaire, NOLA-PS
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Representative
    • Joy Mitchell, Children’s Palace Learning Academy
  • Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program (LA 4) Representative
    • Kate Mehok, Crescent City Schools
  • Nonpublic School Early Childhood Development Program (NSECD) Representative
    • Vanessa J. Chavis, St. Benedict the Moor School
  • Early Head Start Representative
    • Maria Blanco, LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center
  • Head Start Representative
    • Dr. Keith Liederman, Clover
  • B-3 Representative
    • Rochelle Wilcox, Wilcox Academy of Early Learning
  • City Seats Representative
    • Kristi Givens, Kids of Excellence
  • Early Care & Education Community (At Large) Representative
    • Thelma French, Total Community Action
  • Early Care & Education Parent/Caregiver (At Large) Representative
    • Dr. Maureen Nicoll, Parent
  • Early Care & Education Parent/Caregiver (At Large) Representative
    • Vacant
  • Family Child Care Providers (At Large) Representative
    • Melanie Richardson, TrainingGrounds

NOEEN Steering Committee Subcommittees

  • Executive Subcommittee
    • Chair: Dr. Keith Liederman
    • Vice Chair: Thelma French
  • Coordinated Enrollment and Coordinated Funding Request Subcommittee
    • Chair: Rebecca Latham
  • Family Engagement Subcommittee
    • Chair: TBD

2022-2023 Public Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in-person. All meetings are held at NOLA-PS  (Suite 1050, First Floor, 2401 Westbend Parkway). Agendas, minutes, and other materials can be found on the Meeting Materials page.

No meetings will be held in December, February or April in observation of coincident holidays. The NOEEN Steering Committee will recess from June – July 2023, reconvening for the 2023-2024 school year in Fall 2023.

  • August 24, 2022
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting
  • September 15, 2022
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting
  • October 12, 2022
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting
  • November 9, 2022
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting 
  • November 30, 2022
    • 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Coordinated Enrollment & Coordinated Funding Request                                     Subcommittee Meeting (Click for Livestream)
  • January 18, 2023
    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Family Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting (Click for Livestream)
  • March 8, 2023
    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Coordinated Enrollment & Coordinated Funding Request                                       Subcommittee Meeting 
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting  
  • May 10, 2023
    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – No Scheduled Subcommittee Meeting
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Steering Committee Meeting 

Minutes and Materials from Steering Committee Meetings

Agendas, presentations and minutes from previous meetings are available on our NOEEN Steering Committee Meeting Archive page.

NOEEN Steering Committee Meeting Materials

NOEEN Steering Committee Bylaws

NOEEN Bylaws

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Please sign up for our newsletter, New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) News, to be informed of any changes to the meeting schedule. (Note that it is the last option on the sign-up form.

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Secured $3M local municipal investment and $3M in state matching funds that will increase next year’s NOEEN City Seats program to serve 400 infants and toddlers in New Orleans. Plus, we also received a State allocation of 373 Preschool Development Grant seats. That’s nearly 800 new infants and toddlers in New Orleans who will have the opportunity for quality early education each year.

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