Agenda for Children


New Orleans Guide to Early Childhood Education Now Available!

January 29, 2016

Agenda for Children and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans are pleased to announce New Orleans families finally have a comprehensive guide to assist them in their search for quality early care and education programs. Working in partnership, Agenda and the Urban League delivered more than 5,000 copies of the first edition of the New Orleans Guide to Early Childhood Education to partners throughout the city.

The guide contains information about every licensed early learning center in New Orleans, including their program philosophy, quality rating, weekly costs and support for children with special needs.  Armed with this information, parents can spend less time researching information and more time deciding which center is the best fit for their child. 

Inside every guide, families will find:

  • An overview of the types of early care and education options in Orleans Parish
  • Information about financial support available for families seeking early child care
  • Profiles of each early learning center that include each center’s contact information, maps, photos, and information on center staff and their qualifications
  • Information on key community resources available for young children and their families

Translated versions of the guide (in Spanish and Vietnamese) will be available on Agenda for Children and the Urban League’s websites in February.  Thanks to the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation, the New Orleans Guide to Early Childhood Education is free and available at EnrollNOLA Family Resource Centers, New Orleans Public Libraries, community centers, community health clinics and early learning programs.

Community organizations that would like to distribute the guide to families can request copies by sending an email to Arielle McConduit at Outreach staff from Agenda from Children and the Urban League are also available to provide hands-on assistance in using the guide to families and/or agencies serving Orleans Parish families. To schedule an information session or interviews with Dr. Anthony Recasner or Erika McConduit-Diggs, contact the organization Maria Montoya at or Arielle McConduit at

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