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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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.
On the Path to Recovery: The Evolving Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers: Full Report (January 2022)
Report highlighting key findings from the fifth of a series of statewide surveys of child care providers conducted September 29 – October 19 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the Path to Recovery: The Evolving Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers: Summary (January 2022)
Two-pager summary of the On the Path to Recovery report.