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Early Ed Month

Early Ed Month 2022 is an opportunity to learn more about critical issues surrounding early care and education that impact children and families in the state of Louisiana.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 10 am CT Keynote Address by Junlei Li, Ph.D.

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Dr. Junlei Li will speak on the essence of quality focusing on human interactions with teachers. Dr. Li currently serves as the Co-chair of the Human Development and Education Program and the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 – All Day Social Media Day of Action

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On Thursday, February 10, join the conversation online to raise awareness and advocate for continued investment in early care and education. Download our social media toolkit which has several resources for social media actions to take on Feb. 10th and tag your posts with the hashtag #LAEarlyEdMonth.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 6 pm CT Parent Advocacy Training Co-Hosted with Stand for Children Louisiana

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This hour-long training will teach parents to how to communicate and engage with their elected officials at the state and local levels. This event is being co-hosted by Stand for Children Louisiana and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children.

Friday, February 25, 2022 – Business Breakfast Briefing Co-Hosted with LABI

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During the briefing, Sarah Rittling, Executive Director at First Five Years Fund, discussed the importance of child care and the impacts it has on the workforce and the economy. The briefing included a demo of our business workforce calculator conducted by Phillip May, President & CEO of Entergy Corporation LLC, which helps businesses across Louisiana understand the impacts of child care breakdowns on their own bottom line.