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The Louisiana Department of Education is not accepting CAFÉ Provider Applications via the CAFÉ Provider Portal at this time.  Please follow these steps to submit your provider application based on your application type:
  • Initial, CHOW and CHOL Applications, please click the application link and contact your licensing consultant.
  • Renewal Application, the Department will contact you to inform you of the new process.
  • Change Report, contact your licensing consultant to report a change.
  • Family Child Care and In-Home Providers Initial Registration Application, please click the application link and contact shannan.smith@la.gov.
  • Family Child Care and In-Home Providers Registration Renewal Application, the Department will contact you to inform you of the new process.
If you have any questions, contact the Division of Licensing at 225-342-9905 or ldelicensing@la.gov.
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