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Child Care Sector

Child Care Research

COVID-19 Provider Surveys

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children conducted a series of surveys about the impact of COVID-19 on child care providers, in partnership with Agenda for Children, Childcare Connections for Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Northwestern State University, On Track by 5 Alliance, Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America.

September 2021 Provider Survey

On the Path to Recovery: The Evolving Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers (2021), Full Report

On the Path to Recovery: The Evolving Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers (2021), Summary

January 2021 Provider Survey

New Year, Same Challenges: The Ongoing Impacts COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers (2021), Full Report

New Year, Same Challenges: The Ongoing Impacts COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers (2021), Summary

June 2020 Provider Survey

The Growing, Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers (2021), Full Report

The Growing, Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers (2021), Summary

April 2020 Provider Survey

The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers, Full Report

The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers, Summary

March 2020 Statewide Provider Survey 

The Impact of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers, Full Report

The Impact of COVID-19 on LA Child Care Providers, Summary

March 2020 Southeast Louisiana Provider Survey 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast LA Child Care Providers, Full Report

The Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast LA Child Care Providers, Summary

Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

More Louisiana Children Need Access to Early Head Start & Head Start Programs
LPIC’s fact sheet about the access to Early Head Start and Head Start early care and education programs in Louisiana. 

Quality Performance Ratings for Child Care Centers in Louisiana

2019-2020 Performance Rating for Publicly Funded Early Childhood Programs in Louisiana
Fact sheet summarizing the results of the 2019-2020 performance ratings for all publicly funded early care and education programs in Louisiana

Cost Models for High-Quality Child Care

Modeling Child Care Center Costs and Revenues in Louisiana, Updated to Reflect Changes Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Cost model (updated from Winter 2018) to reflect the new realities facing early care and education providers as a result of the pandemic

Modeling Quality Child Care Center Costs and Revenues in Louisiana
Cost model from 2018 to reflect the cost of providing high-quality early care and education providers in Louisiana