Early Ed Month

Early Ed Month 2023 is an opportunity to learn more about critical issues surrounding early care and education that impact children and families in the state of Louisiana.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – 10 am CT
Keynote Address by Dr. Dana Suskind

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Dana Suskind will discuss that the potential of children depends on support from their parents, and offers a blueprint—derived from the science of healthy brain development—for a society that is oriented around children and families during the formative early years. Dr. Suskind currently serves as the Co-Director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – 10 am CT
Parent Poll Press Conference

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In partnership with Agenda for Children, the Louisiana Department of Education, and Women United of Southeast Louisiana, we conducted our annual survey of Louisiana parents and guardians with children under the age of 5 in the fall of 2022. The survey focused on the child care arrangements of surveyed families, including their needs and experiences related to child care.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 – All Day
Social Media Day of Action

Download the toolkit here

On Thursday, February 16, join the conversation online to raise awareness and advocate for continued investment in early care and education. Download our social media toolkit with several resources for social media actions to take on Feb. 16th and tag your posts with the hashtag #LAEarlyEdMonth.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 12 pm CT
Parent Advocacy Training Co-Hosted with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice

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The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children and the Power Coalition for Equity & Justice will co-host an hour-long training that will teach parents how to communicate and engage with their elected officials at the state and local levels.

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 8 am CT
Business Breakfast Briefing Co-Hosted with LABI

Invitation only event

Keynote speaker Jack McBride, Founder and CEO, Contec Inc., will discuss the importance of child care and the impacts it has on the workforce and the economy. This event is being co-hosted by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children.