About Abeona House

Named after the Roman goddess of children leaving home for the first time, the Abeona House Child Discovery Center is a nonprofit organization based in New Orleans that arose out of Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, many childcare centers did not reopen, including the Gris Gris House, a Reggio Emilia inspired center. The former families served by this unique program decided to create the Abeona House to continue to provide a Reggio Emilia style education in New Orleans. Parents volunteered time and resources in the initial creation of this vital community resource, and are our key to its continued success.

An Abeona Parent is looking for a childcare center that provides stimulating access to discoveries and resources, in a diverse social atmosphere, with engaged staff centered on supporting your child’s social and emotional development as well as lifelong learning.

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