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:

  • To support child care providers to build knowledge and skills through training.
  • To support child care teachers and leaders through targeted technical assistance and coaching.
  • To provide families with information about all early care and education options through referral and Community Network coordinated enrollment activities.


Take a Class

Our trainings promote quality early childhood experiences that lead to school readiness.

  1. Check out the 2019 Calendar to find out about sessions related to CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD and the Birth to 5: Early Learning and Development Standards.
  2. For questions, contact our office at (318) 323-8775 or 1-877-206-0819 to register for a class or visit our online calendar to register

Looking for Quality Childcare? 

  1. Call our office at (318) 323-8775 or 1-877-206-0819.  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.
  2. Search for child care using our online form. Remember that you are always welcome to call our office if you have any questions or would like more information.

Learn more about how to Choose Quality Child Care and Preschool

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: For more information about School Readiness Tax Credits click here

Resources For Child Care Centers

For information about grants, please contact Aven Ford - [email protected] 

Curriculum Initiative