Louisiana Pathways 2021-03-08T14:33:04+00:00


Early Learning Center Career Development System

Louisiana Pathways Early Learning Center 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 achievements.

Becoming a part of the Louisiana Pathways Early Learning Center 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.

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)

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.