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Families

LPIC’s research about Louisiana families.

Maximizing American Rescue Dollars for Young Children

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Council for a Better Louisiana, the Louisiana Budget Project, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, and Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families jointly released a new policy brief outlining how federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act can be maximized to benefit young children in Louisiana.

Louisiana Can Maximize American Rescue Dollars to Benefit Young Children: Policy Brief

Policy brief about how Louisiana can maximize federal funding to benefit young children in Louisiana developed in partnership with Council for a Better Louisiana, Louisiana Budget Project, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, and Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families.

Louisiana Can Maximize American Rescue Dollars to Benefit Young Children: Summary

Balancing Act: The Financial Challenges of Child Care Facing Louisiana’s Working Families

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, conducted a survey of families on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) waiting list in September 2019. The survey asked families about the impact that not receiving child care assistance has had on parent employment, education, or job training; affordability, availability, reliability, and quality of the child care they are accessing; stress related to finding child care; and household budget and living expenses.

Balancing Act (2020), Full Report

Balancing Act (2020), Summary

Child Outcomes

Early Investments Pay Off: How Funding Early Care and Education Programs Prevents Future Crime
A fact sheet about the connection between early care and education and juvenile justice prevention

Louisiana Child Care Parent Poll

To learn more about how Louisiana families with children under the age of 5, LPIC, with partners, conducted a survey of Louisiana parents and guardians in the fall of 2020. Partners included Agenda for Children, Louisiana Department of Education, New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Urban League of Louisiana, and Women United of Southeast Louisiana.

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

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

Struggling to Recover: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Families with Young Children (2021), Full Statewide Report

Struggling to Recover: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Families with Young Children (2021), Summary

Struggling to Recover: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Southeast Louisiana Families with Young Children (2020), Brief

Mothers in Louisiana

Paradox Facing Working Mothers in Louisiana, Fact Sheet
A one-pager summarizing issues that working mothers face in Louisiana