Agenda for Children

Early Care and Education Training Program

Now offering online registration!

You can now sign up online for Agenda for Children trainings at This will be the primary way to sign up for classes, beginning with the April training workshops. If you have signed up for any classes with us since July 1, 2014, you already have an account. Be sure to follow these directions to learn how to access your account. Through the new system, you can:

We have put together a few manuals to help you learn how to use the new system:

Agenda for Children's Early Care and Education Training Program provides training opportunities that offer child care providers, center directors, school leaders, school teachers and family child tools to promote quality early childhood experiences that lead to school readiness. We provide a variety of trainings to assist early childhood professionals in their pursuit to improve quality. Our trainings cover a variety of early childhood topics, including trainings in the areas of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas, CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Louisiana Early Learning and Development Guidelines, Quality Start information, emergency preparedness, inclusion, CPR and First Aid, and child care administrative support.

Our training program offers a set of seven foundational courses related to CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD and the Early Learning and Development Standards for free to staff who work at Class A child care centers and family child care providers registered with the Child Care Assistance Program. These courses will also be offered on a rotating basis for Class B centers at a cost of $10 a participant. We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to legal restrictions, Class B program staff may not attend the foundational trainings for Class A centers and family child care providers. We will also offer a free family child care orientation for family child care providers registered with the Child Care Assistance Program.

Note that if you don't have a credit card and need to pay for a class with a check, you can download an extra registration form here. Registrations can be mailed to:

Agenda for Children
Attn: Training Department
8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70118

If you work for a school that only uses purchase orders, please contact us at to arrange payment.

Fee Based Training

Agenda for Children offers fee-based, private trainings to meet the additional needs of child care programs and family child care providers, on topics such as Health & Safety, CPR & First Aid, Family Engagement, Behavior Management, Instructional Support and much more!  To make arrangements for these fee-based, private trainings, please email Diane Zimmerer at

Positive Steps Team

Diane Zimmerer is our Positive Steps Coordinator. Diane is responsible for trainings in all three of the regions we serve. The following staff can answer your questions about specific trainings in your region and the registration process. Please use the Information Request Form to request a duplicate certificate or training transcript.

Kenya Harris and Emily Trout are our program assistants. They can assist you in your registration process. They are also happy to help you determine which classes your staff would benefit from, guide you through your Pathways application, and answer questions about CLASS and Teaching Strategies GOLD. Kenya can be contacted at 504.586.8509, ext. 125 and Emily can be contacted (toll-free) at 877-543-7190


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