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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.

Earlier this year, @UnitedWaySELA said research found that 66% of Black children and 56% of Hispanic children, compared to 36% of White children, live in households that cannot afford basic necessities in southeast parishes.

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According to data from Bank of America, the increased demand for child care is coming with a heftier price tag – households are spending nearly 10% more for child care compared to last year.

https://t.co/7eZAz0YKoE

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