Research

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is committed to supporting research on early child care and education and its impacts on families in Louisiana with children under the age of 5. To see our research reports and policy briefs please select a topic:

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Latest Research

Just Out of Reach: Louisiana Working Families’ Continued Struggle to Access & Afford Child Care (2024), Full Statewide Report

Report highlighting key findings from the statewide parent poll of Louisiana parents from October 18 – November 1, 2023.

Just Out of Reach: Louisiana Working Families’ Continued Struggle to Access & Afford Child Care (2024), Summary

Two-pager summary of the parent poll report.

Louisiana Home Visiting Capacity Study: Full Report
Report highlighting the effects of home visiting in Louisiana.

Help Wanted: The Staffing and Operating Challenges Facing Louisiana Child Care Providers: Full Report

Report highlighting key findings from the statewide surveys of Louisiana child care providers from April 26 to May 19, 2023.

Help Wanted: The Staffing and Operating Challenges Facing Louisiana Child Care Providers: Summary

Two-pager summary of the Help Wanted child care provider report.

Voters Say Child Care Is Critical for Working Families and the Economy

Report highlighting that nearly 80 percent of likely voters across Louisiana think taking action to ensure that more working families have access to affordable, quality child care should be an important priority for our state in 2024.

2021-2022 Performance Profile Ratings for Publicly Funded Early Childhood Programs in Louisiana

Fact sheet summarizing the results of the 2021-2022 performance ratings for all publicly funded early care and education programs in Louisiana

Professional Wages for Professional Educators: Recommendations for Improving Early Childhood Workforce Compensation in Louisiana

Report with the Louisiana Tiger Team highlighting recommendations on early care and education workforce compensation scales and implementation. 

East Baton Rouge Voters Support Expanding Early Childhood Education Programs (October 2022)

Summary of findings of a poll of East Baton Rouge voters conducted in September 2022.

New Orleans Voters Support 2022 Early Childhood Millage (March 2022)

Summary of poll findings for the New Orleans Early Childhood Education Millage.

Now More Than Ever: A Snapshot of How Louisiana Working Families Rely on Child Care: Full Report (January 2022)

Report highlighting key findings from the statewide surveys of Louisiana parents with children under the age of 5 conducted October 10 – November 3, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Now More Than Ever: A Snapshot of How Louisiana Working Families Rely on Child Care: Summary (January 2022)

Two-pager summary of the Now More Than Ever report.