Agenda for Children

Positive Steps Child Care Training Program


The Positive Steps Child Care Training Program provides training opportunities that offer child care providers, center directors and other child care professionals tools to promote quality early childhood experiences that lead to school readiness. We provide a variety of trainings to assist providers 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, Quality Start information, emergency preparedness, inclusion, CPR and First Aid, Louisiana Early Learning Guidelines, and child care administrative support.

August Training Catalogs

Effective July 1, 2014, Agenda for Children's training program will offer a set of 6 foundational courses related to CLASS, Teaching Strategies GOLD and the Early Learning and Development Standards for free to staff who work at publicly funded early care and education programs, including 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.


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

Fee Based Training

Agenda for Children also 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 dzimmerer@agendaforchildren.org.

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.

Region 1: 

Kenya Harris 504.586.8509, ext. 125 kharris@agendaforchildren.org

Region 3:

Emily Trout (877) 543-7190 etrout@agendaforchildren.org

Region 4:

Yokesha Greene (985) 446-8330 ygreene@agendaforchildren.org 

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