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Mission Statement 

Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System is committed to improving the quality of child care throughout the State of Louisiana. This is accomplished by supporting early childcare professionals in furthering their careers and by providing the recognition they deserve. Pathways provides this support by providing scholarships for training and education, tracking training received by child care professionals and by recognizing their ahievements.

Becoming a part of the Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System enables you to:

 

select professional development opportunities that lead to building a career rather than simply satisfying a licensing requirement
utilize training provided outside of secondary and higher education that meets designated criteria and builds a core knowledge base
select training to meet licensing mandates and Quality Start requirements that is meaningful, relevant, and engaging to you
seek continuity of instruction that builds on the experiences you have on a daily basis in your work in early care and education programs. 

Enrollment Information

Research has documented the importance of raising the community's perception of the importance  of work with young children. The Louisiana Pathways system  rewards and recognizes both caregivers and administrators.