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. 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 Type III 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 Type I and Type II centers at a cost of $10 a participant. 

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 contact us at

Positive Steps Team

Kenya Harris, Emily Trout and Ashley Plaisance 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. 

New Orleans: Kenya Harris is based out of our New Orleans office and can be contacted at 504.586.8509, ext. 125 or
Northshore: Emily Trout works in our Mandeville office and can be contacted at 985.624.2950 or
Houma region: Ashley Plaisance is based out of our Houma office and can be reached at 985.446.8330 or

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