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April 2024 Monthly Update

We are well into the legislative session, and things are moving! Here are some updates: Last week, the House Appropriations Committee cut $24.3 million from the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in the state budget, HB1. This is a 50% cut … Continue reading

March 2024 Monthly Update

With the 2024 legislative session in full swing, we’d like to keep you all informed on our activities. As a leading member of the Ready Louisiana Coalition, our primary focus this session is maintaining current investment. With Congress’ failure to … Continue reading

February 2024 Monthly Update

We are excited to share that Early Ed Month 2024 was an enormous success. Over 400 parents, advocates, business leaders, and elected officials across the state participated in 11 events throughout the month. Scroll down for a recap below!  Early Ed Month … Continue reading

January 2024 Monthly Update

Happy New Year from the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children! This month has led to many wins for the team that we are excited to share with you. As Executive Director, I was recognized as one of the Educational Champions … Continue reading

December 2023 Monthly Update

What a year 2023 has been! At the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC), we are incredibly proud and grateful for all that we helped accomplish with our numerous partners on behalf of our youngest learners this year. Here are … Continue reading

November 2023 Monthly Update

November is the month for giving thanks, and we’re grateful for all of the experiences we’ve shared as a team and with our partners this month. The Early Educator Investment Collaborative awarded $9M in grants to support public systems innovations in … Continue reading

October 2023 Monthly Update

We’ve stepped into fall and we’re still keeping busy! This month, our founder, Melanie Bronfin, was honored as an Angel Award recipient from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. This award recognizes outstanding Louisianians who have demonstrated … Continue reading

September 2023 Monthly Update

September was a very busy month for LPIC. We released LPIC’s Early Care and Education Statewide polling results which highlight that nearly 80% of likely voters across Louisiana think taking action to ensure that more working families have access to … Continue reading

August 2023 Monthly Update

On August 24th, we hosted a candidate information webinar that provided candidates with information on the current condition of early care and education in our state. We wanted to ensure that candidates continue to have the necessary data and research … Continue reading

July 2023 Monthly Update

This month, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) celebrated and honored the second Annual Early Childhood Teacher and Leader of the Year at the 17th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala. We congratulate Arielle Hughes for being recognized … Continue reading

June 2023 Monthly Update

The 2023 Legislative Session was a success! Your support made it possible for the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children to advocate for funding and policies that support young children and their families. We achieved huge wins!  This year, we are … Continue reading

May 2023 Monthly Update

The 2023 fiscal legislative session is almost done and things are moving rapidly! Here are some highlights: Ready Louisiana Coalition’s annual Early Ed Day at the Capitol was a success as the Rotunda was filled with partners and organizations who … Continue reading