Early Childhood Care and Education

Since 1996, Volunteers of America's Partnerships in Child Care programs have provided support for child care providers and parents of children from birth to age five. Partnerships in Child Care is the designated Resource and Referral agency for 22 parishes in South Louisiana and works continuously with more than 500 preschools, child care centers, and family child care providers. Partnerships in Child Care provides support for child care providers through training and on-site technical assistance and serves as a referral source for parents looking for local child care services.

Emergency Child Care Referral Request

Volunteers of America--Partnerships in Child Care is the designated Child Care Resource & Referral agency for a 24-parish area across south and central Louisiana. One of the services we provide is helping families identify child care options, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are designated as an essential worker, please click this link and complete all the questions so that we can work to link you with available child care.

Program Services

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    Resources for Providers

    Partnerships in Child Care provides professional development training for child care center staff, as well as family home providers. View our training calendar, register for online CDA courses and download training materials.

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    Resources for Parents

    As a state-designated Resource and Referral Agency, Volunteers of America can provide you with custom, computerized referrals to licensed child care centers and family child care providers in your area.

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    School Readiness Tax Credit

    Businesses with a Louisiana Tax ID can receive a dollar-for-dollar refundable tax credit up to $5,000 for donations to Partnerships in Child Care, Volunteers of America’s early childhood education program.

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    The Dolly Parton Imagination Library

    Sponsor a child by gifting books to children from birth to age five.

    Sponsor a Child