Agenda for Children

Early Care and Education Workshops

Agenda for Children provides a wide variety of classes designed to improve teachers' skills related to CLASS, child assessment, child development, curriculum and much more. We regularly offer day-long seminars where teachers can receive up to six clock hours of professional development in one day. We also offer customized workshops to schools and Head Start programs for a modest fee. 

We have temporarily suspended all in-person trainings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we are offering virtual trainings.

Register for Classes

Sign up online for Agenda for Children trainings at Be sure to follow these directions to learn how to access your account. Through the system, you can:

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

Our training program offers 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. Staff at schools and Type I and Type II centers can attend workshops at a cost of $10 a participant. Due to restrictions in our funding, we are not able to open registration up to Type I and Type II centers until we have enough participants from Type III centers registered for a workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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 Family Engagement, Behavior Management, Instructional Support and much more!  Click here for a full catalog of our training options. To make arrangements for these fee-based, private trainings, please contact us at

Get Notified about Future Trainings

If you would like to receive emails about upcoming workshops in your area, please click here to sign up for our newsletter-be sure to sign up for either "Child Care Center Directors" or "Early Childhood Educators" list in the appropriate region(s). 

Our Team

Kenya Harris 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 or
Northshore and Houma region: Ashley Plaisance is based out of our Houma office and can be reached at 985.446.8330 or 

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