Early Childhood

Early Childhood Initiatives Update

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant was renewed for an additional 5 years ($17M).  The program has expanded to 8 locations across the city. EHS-CCP provides comprehensive child development services to 210 at risk infants and toddlers and their families.

HDC also has a new contract with the Developmental Disabilities Council to provide training for EarlySteps providers (Louisiana’s Part C-early intervention program) and develop a community of practice for 70 early interventionists in Lafayette and Shreveport.

HDC’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program

HDC’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program has been extended for another five years. EHS-CCP provides free, high quality and comprehensive Early Head Start center-based child development services for more than 200 children from birth to three and their families. HDC works with community childcare agencies to educate children, and support families while also providing training, technical assistance, and resources to partner agencies and their staff. More information about the program can be found at the website for EHS-CCP.

NOEEN City Seats Evaluation

HDC has completed its evaluation study of New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) City Seats Program. The Mayor of New Orleans and the New Orleans City Council allocated $750,00 for the creation of 50 new seats in quality childcare centers across the city. This program, administered by NOEEN and called City Seats, integrates comprehensive services and resources into traditional childcare settings. A summary of the 2018-2019 evaluation can be found here.