Agenda for Children

NOEEN Steering Committee

The New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) is a collaborative partnership between every publicly funded early education provider in the city. NOEEN is managed by Agenda for Children.


Visit the ECHO fund page to learn more about an exciting new grant program for Type III early learning centers (and the nonprofits that support them) in New Orleans. Applications are due by 5 pm on June 4, 2019.

Strategic Plan

NOEEN Steering committee members worked with early childhood stakeholders and Bellwether Education Partners to develop a vision for NOEEN's future. Click here to read the Strategic Plan.

NOEEN and Early Childhood in the News

Steering Committee Members

Every sector (centers, Head Start, public schools and private schools) and funding sources (CCAP, LA4, Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG), NSECD, Early Head Start and Head Start) are represented on the steering committee. Current members include:


Funding Source or Program Type


Dr. Keith Liederman, Chair Head Start Kingsley House
Kunjan Narechania - Recovery School District
Thomas Lambert IDEA, Child Search Orleans Parish School Board
Maria Blanco Early Head Start LSU Health Sciences Center
Thelma French Head Start Total Community Action

Kristi Givens

CCAP, City Seats, Early Head Start Kids of Excellence
Carole Elliot NSECD Archdiocese of New Orleans
Joyce Ridgeway Early Steps Department of Health, Region 1
Kate Mehok LA4 Crescent City Schools
Joy Mitchell CCAP, City Seats, PEG Children’s Palace
Rhonda Taylor Head Start Catholic Charities
Emily Wolff City Seats Mayor's Office of Children and Families

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

All Meetings will be held from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Agenda for Children Office (8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 201) unless otherwise specified. All meetings are open to the public. Please sign up for our newsletter, New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) News to be informed of any changes to the meeting schedule. Note that it is the last option on the sign-up form.

August 28, 2019 Meeting Materials

June 5, 2019 Meeting Materials

March 12, 2019 Meeting Materials

January 30, 2019 Meeting Materials

November 28, 2018 Meeting Materials

September 26, 2018 Meeting Materials

August 29, 2018 Meeting Materials

June 13, 2018 Meeting Materials

March 21, 2018 Meeting Materials

January 31, 2018 Meeting Materials

November 28, 2017 Meeting Materials

September 26, 2017 Meeting Materials

June 13, 2017 Meeting Materials

March 21, 2017 Meeting Materials

January 24, 2017 Meeting Materials

November 29, 2016 Meeting Materials

September 27, 2016 Meeting Materials

August 23, 2016

April 5, 2016

March 1, 2016

January 14, 2016

November 18, 2015

September 3, 2015

August 4, 2015

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