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Our Mission

Pathways LA strengthens low-income and vulnerable working families, promotes high quality early care and education services for children of all abilities, develops knowledgeable early care providers, and promotes economically resilient communities.


All families will have access to high quality inclusive early care and education services regardless of income and children of all abilities will have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Strategic Imperatives

1. Increase the impact of Pathways services and programs on child and family outcomes, especially for those most vulnerable

2. Improve the effectiveness of provider skills training efforts

3. Increase school readiness best practices in early care and education programs serving low income families in Pathways service area

4. Elevate Pathways' recognition as a leading authoritative source for vulnerable working families and the early care and education need of their children