CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS
The Children’s Coalition serves as the child care resource and referral agency for the northeast region of Louisiana—Region 9. This program is funded by the Louisiana Department of Education. Services are:
Call our office at 318-323-8775.
Our referral specialists will ask you some basic information about your family and preferences, and will provide a list of referrals via email, regular mail or fax.
Remember that you are always welcome to call our office if you have any questions or would like more information.
FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
Our trainings promote quality early childhood experiences that lead to school readiness.
Find out about sessions related to CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD and the Birth to 5: Early Learning and Development Standards.
For questions, contact our office at (318) 323-8775. To register for a class visit our online calendar below.
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SCHOOL READINESS TAX CREDITS
As a child care resource and referral agency, the Children’s Coalition promotes the school readiness tax credits to support child care centers, providers, parents and resource and referral agencies.
By choosing a quality child care center, parents become eligible for up to 200% in school readiness tax credits. There are two ways to get a quality child care referral.
CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD CARE CENTER?
If you have concerns about a licensed child care center or registered family child care home, please contact the Louisiana Department of Education's Licensing Division at LDELicensing@la.gov or by calling (225) 342-9905 or toll-free at 1-877-453-2721. You can use the same information to report a center that you suspect is operating without a license.
SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
If you suspect that a caregiver or parent is committing child abuse or neglect, please contact the Department of Children and Family Services at 855-4LA-KIDS (855.452.5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
RESOURCES FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS
Child care centers can apply for grants to help enhance their instruction. A full list of grants can be found below.