Find a Center


Finding just the right early childcare center for your child can be confusing.  While St. Landry Parish Early Learning Network is one of the best sources, Louisiana offers additional resources and tools for families.  Click HERE for additional resources.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services developed the Quality Start app to allow Louisiana parents to search for and learn about Louisiana’s quality star rated child care centers. The free app allows parents to search by parish for child care centers that participate in the Quality Start Child Care Rating system.

Quality Start is a voluntary program for licensed child care centers, designed to recognize, support and increase the quality of child care throughout Louisiana. Participating centers can earn up to five stars and can receive training and incentives to help increase their rating.

Quality Start rates child care centers on a scale from 1 to 5 stars:

  •  1 STAR - Centers that apply and have a license in good standing and no outstanding deficiencies are awarded one star.
  •  2 STARS - The two star rating indicates that the center staff has received more specialized training and the center has completed a self-assessment plan.
  •  3-5 STARS - The three to five star rating indicates the center provides quality child care based on staff qualifications and the Environment Rating Scales (ERS).