Who are we?

The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is a membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating communities where children and families thrive. We address the needs of children and youth ages 0-18 in four main areas: Early Care and Education, Healthy Living, Parent Education and Youth Development. 

Through providing services that address critical issues and raise the level of care and support for children 0-18 in our region, it’s the hope of the Children’s Coalition to create a stronger, more empowered community that will bring prosperity to Northeast Louisiana.


Early Childhood

Active on the local and state level, we provide a range of programs that combine to create a systemic approach to quality child care and education. Early Head Start offers a model program for children ages 0-3. Child Care Connections, a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, delivers teacher training, coaching and technical assistance and parent referrals to quality child care. We work with state agencies and advocacy groups to create community networks that share resources, align programs and services and provide a “no wrong door” approach for families looking for early care and education. 

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We offer a variety of parenting workshops, seminars, and training sessions for educators, childcare workers, custodial and non-custodial parents, extended family members and community volunteers throughout the northeast region. By understanding the growth and development stages of children (infancy through adolescence), parents and professionals are able to model and teach new skills and behaviors, encourage good behavior and most importantly promote a healthy sense of self-worth. Programs include our Family Resource Center, Jus4Me and Parenting for All. 

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Healthy Living

Healthy and well-nourished children are more able to develop their minds and bodies as they should, and they are far more capable of concentrating, learning and thriving throughout their school years. We provide several school-based and out-of-school programs that develop children's bodies and minds, as well as community-based initiatives that meet the unique needs of families. Programs include Al's Pals, U-ACT, Generation RX Prescription Take-Back, Dia de la Famillia & Bully Awareness. 

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Youth Development

Statistics show that supportive relationships bring safety, stability, and encouragement to young people’s lives. In addition to the empowering and supporting youth, adults must work together to address some of the serious problems faced by our teens. We utilize data and work with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and concerned citizens to develop strategies addressing these issues using both school-based programs and community-based initiatives. 

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