Child Care Technical Assistance Program
Child Care Technical Assistance Program (CCTAP) improves the quality of early care and education by providing on-site coaching and technical assistance (TA) to early care and education programs. The service is funded by the Louisiana Department of Education and is provided free of charge to Type III centers and CCAP-registered family child care homes.
We customize our time in your program to fit your current needs. Our expert coaches can help your program with a wide range of topics, including:
- Teaching Strategies GOLD
- Louisiana Early Learning and Development Standards
- classroom arrangement
- licensing information
- Quality Start information
- Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) assessments
During the TA visit, our coaches may use classroom observations, modeling and coaching to assist the program in improving their quality. Coaches will also collaborate with the director to develop an improvement plan that connects training, best practices and classroom experiences.
Beginning in July 2015, Agenda is moving to a "Tiered Technical Assistance" model so that we can provide programs with the right kind of help, right when they need it. Under the Tiered TA system, all Type III centers can continue to receive free trainings, free TA over the phone or via email, and free listings in our referral database. Centers that would like on-site coaching will need to show their commitment to quality by providing Agenda for Children with some basic information about their program and by having staff attend certain trainings. Visit our Tiered TA page to learn more!