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Advancing policies to ensure that Louisiana’s young children are ready for success in school and in life.

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is a nonpartisan, independent source of data, research, and pertinent information for policymakers, stakeholders, and the public at large around issues related to children ages birth through four in Louisiana.

We also develop policy proposals informed by data, research, best practices and the experiences of other states for improving outcomes for Louisiana’s young children and conduct educational and outreach activities around these recommended policy solutions.

Learn more about Geaux Far Louisiana, a strategic planning initiative to equitably transform Louisiana’s early childhood system.

At a Glance: Early Care and Education in Louisiana

173,000

total in-need children birth through age 3 in Louisiana

114,000

in-need children without access to a high-quality early care and education program in Louisiana

$760M

annual loss faced by Louisiana employers from employee absences and turnover due to child care issues

$1.3B

annual loss faced by Louisiana’s economy from employee absences and turnover due to child care issues

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is a nonpartisan, independent source of data, research, and pertinent information for policymakers, stakeholders, and the public at large around issues related to children ages birth through four in Louisiana.

"I believe if we will continue to invest in early childhood education robustly as we are now, that within a generation we will transform our state and achieve those education outcomes that have eluded us for far too long,” said @LouisianaGov Edwards.
https://t.co/wGyxhNPbIh

"Many mothers I spoke to were unconvinced that the trade-offs they had to make to keep working were worth it."

Parents - mostly moms - are leaving the workforce or spending most of their paycheck on child care. This is unsustainable.
https://t.co/gbmVXjiO3R

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