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January 2024 Monthly Update

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 by Ed Trust Louisiana. This award is given to those who have done important advocacy work for children. Our Government Affairs Director and General Counsel, Sadie Becnel, received a certificate of appreciation for speaking at the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool Excellence Banquet at LSU.

We are thrilled to share that on Thursday, February 1st, we will kick off our third annual Louisiana Early Ed Month sponsored by our title sponsor Entergy. Early Ed Month provides us with an opportunity to reach out to elected officials, business leaders, child care providers and teachers, as well as families on the importance of early care and education to our communities, state, and our economy. We are hosting several events throughout February throughout the state for advocates, parents and families, child care providers, elected officials and business leaders. These events will highlight and showcase the condition of early care and education in our state.

Highlights include our keynote speaker, Dr. Cynthia Osborne; the Parent Advocacy Training co-hosted with the Save the Children Action Network, the press conference for the release of our 2023 Parent Poll results, and a social media day of action. Find the full schedule of events here.

We want to give a special thanks to our other 2024 Early Ed Month sponsors: Agenda for ChildrenBaptist Community Ministries, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LouisianaCartel StrategiesClara’s Little LambsCommittee of 100 for Economic DevelopmentFor Providers by ProvidersGambel CommunicationsGeaux Far LouisianaGulf Coast Bank & Trust CompanyJones Walker LLPMele PrintingNew Orleans Campaign for Grade-level Reading, ResourceFull Consulting, Save the Children Action NetworkUnited Way of Southeast LouisianaUrban League of Louisianaand Young Scholar’s Academy.

We hope you can join us Thursday as we head into Early Ed Month!

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