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LA Dept of Children and Family Services – List of licensed childcareimage

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family services provides a comprehensive list of licensed childcare providers searchable by facility name, license number, or parish.

School Readiness Tax Creditsimage

School Readiness Tax Credits are a package of tax credits that support the development of quality child care. moreCredits are available to parents, child care centers, child care workers, and businesses.Parents can increase the value of their existing child care tax credit by sending their child to a center that has achieved two or more stars on the state’s Quality Start rating system.Find out more on the Quality Start website or email mgagnon@tulane.edu. less

Project Lastimage

Project Last, a program offered by the Children’s Bureau, offers specialized Grief and Trauma Group and Individual Counseling to school aged children affected by trauma, loss, or disaster. moreProject Last has been shown to be very effective in reducing symptoms in children who are in crisis due to trauma and community violence.The program is available to Orleans and Jefferson Parish children ages infant to 17 and their families who are survivors of traumatic events, witnesses to acts of extreme violence, or victims of violence.For more information call 504-525-2366less

Agenda For Children Child Care and Schools Referralimage

If you need help finding available child care in the New Orleans area, call Agenda For Children’s Child Care Resources Program for a free referral. moreYou can get help finding quality schools, child care centers, family child care homes, summer camps, nursery schools, and before/after school programs. Call 1-800-486-1712 or 504-586-8509 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday or e-mail: information@agendaforchildren.org. less

Find Childcare in Your Neighborhoodimage

If you live in the greater New Orleans area, the North Shore, or the Houma/Thibodaux region, contact Agenda for Children at 504-586-8509moreAll referrals are free of charge. less

Get Help Paying for Childcareimage

The Child Care Assistance program helps low-income families to pay for the child care they need. moreClick the link above for more information on this program offered by the Louisiana Department of Social Services or call 1-888-LAHELPU (1-888-524-3578). less