Early Childhood Ancillary Information

Here is a link for some specific guidance for the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate from DOE: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/early-childhood/guide-for-early-childhood-ancillary-certification.pdf?sfvrsn=2f34911f_4

***Applicants apply for the ancillary certificate through Teach Live now, track their own progress, and print their own certificates. 

Here is a link to the FAQ's for ancillary and another link to the free application: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/early-childhood/preparing-and-certifying-teachers.

School Readiness Tax Credit Information

For information on the staff and director credits, click here:  2018 SRTC FAQs for Staff and Directors

For information on the child care providers (center) credits, click here:  2018 SRTC FAQs for Child Care Providers

Centers participating in Louisiana’s Unified Quality Rating System (for 2018 tax credit eligibility) will be listed here (Centers)

*If your employer does not appear on this list, you will not be eligible to claim a 2018 School Readiness Tax Credit even if you are on an eligible Pathways career ladder level and receive 2018 SRTC forms.

CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Registry

Pathways maintains a CLASS Registry List which is a publicly posted list of reliable CLASS observers/trainers within Louisiana. Participation in the CLASS Registry List is voluntary, and will allow individuals or organizations seeking additional CLASS reliable observers to contact individuals on the list. If you would like for your name to be on the CLASS Registry list, please complete the form below and submit to us, so that we can add you.  Louisiana Pathways will provide the Louisiana Department of Education with a monthly list of registered Observers/Trainers and your information may be shared with programs who have a need to locate CLASS observers/trainers in their area.”

We have provided the necessary FILLABLE .PDF forms to submit.  (Download the .pdf file then select the open or save option.)  Downloading the form will allow you the opportunity to type your information into the form(s) and print for signatures.  (We are not accepting electronic signatures at this time.)

CLASS Registry Form


Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Quality Start Child Care Rating System

Teach Louisiana--Ancillary Certificate Application

Trainer Resources

Pathways Trainer Manual

Louisiana Believes Early Childhood Library 

Local Resource and Referral Agencies

Region 1 - Agenda for Children (Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard)

Region 2 - VOA/Partnerships in Child Care (E. Baton Rouge, E. Feliciana, Iberville, W. Baton   Rouge, and W. Feliciana)

Region 3 - Agenda for Children (St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington)

Region 3 - VOA/Partnerships in Child Care (Livingston and St. Helena)

Region 4 - Agenda for Children (Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, and Terrebone)

Region 5 - VOA/Partnerships in Child Care (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermillion)

Region 6 - VOA/Partnerships in Child Care (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis)

Region 7 - NSU Child and Family Network (Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, and Winn)

Region 7 - VOA/Partnerships in Child Care (Avoyelles, Rapides, and Vernon)

Region 8 - NSU Child and Family Network (Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster)

Region 9 - The Children’s Coalition/Child Care Connections (Caldwell, E. Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and W. Carroll)

Lafayette - On Track by 5 Alliance (Lafayette)

Pointe Coupee - Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition (Pointe Coupee) 

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