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Early Ed Month

Early Ed Month 2024 is an opportunity to learn more about critical issues surrounding early care and education that impact children and families in the state of Louisiana.

Thursday, February 1, 2024 – 11 am CT
Keynote Address by Dr. Cynthia Osborne

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Grounded in the science of the developing child and based on comprehensive reviews of the most rigorous evidence available, this keynote will focus on several policy solutions that help foster the nurturing environments infants and toddlers need to thrive—highlighting Louisiana’s leadership in early care and education and illuminating areas for the state to grow. Dr. Osborne currently serves as the Professor for Early Childhood Education and Policy and Executive Director for the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.


Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – 6 pm CT
Parent Advocacy Training

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In partnership with the Save the Children Action Network, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children will co-host an hour-long training to teach parents how to communicate and engage with their elected officials at the state and local levels.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – 9 am CT
Parent Poll Press Conference

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On Wednesday, February 21st, join the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children as they release the results from their 2023 parent poll.


Thursday, February 22, 2024 – All Day
Social Media Day of Action

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On Thursday, February 22nd, 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. 22nd and tag your posts with the hashtag #LAEarlyEdMonth.


Friday, February 23, 2024 – 8 am CT
Business Breakfast Briefing Co-Hosted with LABI

Invitation only event

The keynote speaker will discuss the importance of child care and its impact 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.