ln January of 2008, Louisiana began its refundable state tax credit designed to support quality child care. This credit provides businesses with a dollar for dollar credit up to $5,000 for donations to Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies that are contracted by the Department of Education. On Track by 5 Alliance is such an agency.

This credit is part of a package of refundable state tax credits called the School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC). All businesses are eligible. A business is defined as any for-profit or not-for-profit entity and includes sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability corporations and corporations. However, it does not include any individuals operating in a personal capacity.

There are several School Readiness Tax Credits under the statute. This letter provides details regarding the refundable tax credit available to businesses that provide donations to Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies, These are private agencies that contract with the Department of Education to provide important information and guidance to parents and child care providers and serve to help building quality child care. On Track by 5 Alliance has been awarded a contract to be a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. The contract dates are July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Please be aware that this is a Louisiana state tax credit, not a deduction. A tax credit reduces the taxes paid, dollar-for-dollar, in contrast to a tax deduction that only lowers table income. Furthermore, it is a refundable tax credit so that if the credit exceeds the business' tax burden, then the business can receive a check for the difference.

For more information about the tax credits, go to


Join these businesses that have already made contributions:

Midsouth Bank  |  TECHNEAUX  |  Allen & Gooch  |  J.Neil Morein  |  Pugh Family Foundation  |  A-Bears Kids Only Preschool  |  Scott Boudin Festival  |  Rucks Family Foundation  |  Acadiana Computer Systems, Inc.  |  Home Furniture Company  |  Copy & Camera  |  CASHWAY Pharmacy  |  Blackhawk Datacom  |  J.L. Sonnier, CPA  |  Giles Automotive  |  Associated Travel  |  Dr. W.Duay, Jr., DDS  |  Allison M. Leblanc, Ameriprise Financial |  Pinhook Foundation, Inc.  |  M & E Consulting Inc.  |  Gene Fortier-State Farm Insurance  | Jennie P. Pellegrin- NeunerPate  |  James L.Pate- NeunerPate  |  Frank X. Neuner, Jr.- NeunerPate  |  Doug Ashy  |   Abell+Crozier Architects  |  Robin LeBlanc, CPA   |   Triad Construction Services  |  Billeaud Companies   |  Travel Machine  |  Kevin P. Merchant- NeunerPate  |  Lafayette General Health  |  Lafayette General Medical Centers  |  University Hospital & Clinics  |  Lafayette Health Ventures Inc.  |  Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital  |  Breast Center of Acadiana   |  Champagne & Brumbaugh Law Office  |  Magnolia Wealth Strategies  |   Vermilion Architects  |  New Approaches Mental Health Services  |  Nancy Landry Land Services  |  Trahan Real Estate Group  |  Rader Solutions  |  Mack Energy Co.  |  Hector Financial Group, LLC  |  Stuart M. Simoneaud LLC  |  Andrew J. Quackenbos, LLC  |  SLEMCO  |  Associated Design Group, INC.  |  Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, LLC  |  Ben L. Mayeaux-NeunerPate  |  James D. Hollier- NeunerPate  |  Jeremy N. Morrow- NeunerPate  |  Jason T. Reed-NeunerPate  |  Melissa L. Theriot-NeunerPate  |  Philip H. Boudreaux-NeunerPate  |  Jeffery K. Coreil-NeunerPate  |  Robert E. Torian- NeunerPate  |  Cliff A. LaCour-NeunerPate  |  Brandon W. Letulier-NeunerPate  |  Jed M. Mestayer-NeunerPate  |  Robert Eddy Jr.- The Pinnacle Group  |  Ash Industries  |  Noble Plastics

Partner with On Track by 5 to help more at -risk children enter kindergarten ready. On Track by 5 provides quality cutting edge professional development to transition
“day care centers” into early learning centers of “Excellence.”

  • Turn your tax liability into an investment to ensure children have a strong foundation for future success in school and life.
  • Direct up to $5000 to On Track by 5 Alliance and your business will receive a dollar-for -dollar refundable credit on Louisiana State Taxes . This is made
    possible through the Louisiana School Readiness Tax Credit.
  • You have the power to decide where your tax dollars go. Direct the state of Louisiana to spend your tax dollars on early childhood care and education.

In 2007, the Louisiana Legislature passed a unique package of tax credits known as the School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC). For Louisiana businesses, there is a refundable
state tax credit for donations made to Louisiana Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies, such as On Track by 5 Alliance.

2016-17 Services At A Glance...
  • 19% improvement of Teacher/Child Interactions scores yielding higher quality experiences for young children.
  • Served over 1300 Families with Child Care Assistance (CCAP) providing stable care for working families.
  • Trained over 1750 Early Childhood Professionals creating well-prepared educators while professionalizing the industry.

  • Quality Child Care= Work Productivity. Child care is an economic driver. Working families need quality, reliable care for their children. These children are
    our future workforce.
  • School Readiness Tax Credit not only protected, but funding increased. Senator J.P. Morrell allocated an additional $5 million in the 2017 Legislative session
    to continue to increase the quality of early education.
  • Businesses can direct where they want their tax dollars to go.

-  LA Statute R.S. 47:6107 allows On Track by 5 Alliance, along with six other CCR&Rs across the state, to be eligible to receive the funds.

-  School Readiness Tax Credits enable business to turn their tax liability into a investment to improve the quality of childhood experiences.

-  For each LA Tax ID number, $5000 can be given in the name of School Readiness Tax Credits. A business with multiple LLCs under their umbrella can give $5000 per LLC.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Mahne, CCR&R Marketing Specialist

ON TRACK by 5 Alliance
326 Gauthier Road
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 521-7209