Local Funding Toolkit for Strengthening Early Care and Education in Louisiana Communities
The toolkit is designed to help localities in Louisiana, including cities and parishes, understand potential funding levers for strengthening their local early care and education systems regardless of how well-established their current early care and education system is. Each toolkit section provides background information and guidance to support communities that want to expand access to quality early care and education programs.
Local Funding Toolkit for Strengthening Early Care and Education in Louisiana Communities (2022), Full Toolkit
Local Taxation in Louisiana: Alternatives for Local Public Support of Child Care
The Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center, in partnership with the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, developed a report that provides an overview of local taxation options in Louisiana, focusing on the legal framework for generating new sources of revenue and the capacity for parishes and municipalities to levy additional taxes at the local level.
Local Taxation in Louisiana: Alternatives for Local Public Support of Child Care (2022), Full Report
Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund
Local Actions on Early Care and Education in Louisiana, 2023
One-page summary on how local entities can receive a dollar-for-dollar match from the Louisiana Early Childhood Education fund to match local investments that expand access to quality early care and education for children.
Local Actions on Early Care and Education in Louisiana, 2021
One-page summary of how local entities can receive a dollar-for-dollar match from the Louisiana Early Childhood Education fund to match local investments that expand access to quality early care and education for children.
Local Investment Opportunities for Early Care and Education
How Local Entities Can Use State and Local Fiscal Recovery (SLFR) Dollars for Early Care and Education
The following one-pagers explain how much each of the following parishes received SLFR funds and how each local government can use those funds for early care and education.
- Ascension Parish
- Caddo Parish
- Calcesieu Parish
- Iberville Parish
- Jefferson Parish
- Lafourche Parish
- Orleans Parish
- Ouachita Parish
- Point Coupee Parish
- West Baton Rouge Parish
Cities and Parishes Should Invest in Early Care and Education as a COVID-19 Response Measure
Policy brief on why funding early care and education is a key investment to aid with COVID-19 recovery
How Governments Can Invest COVID-19 Relief Dollars from SB 189 in Early Care and Education
Fact sheet on how cities and parishes can use COVID-19 funds passed through SB 189 to support early care and education
How Local Entities Can Use COVID Relief Dollars for Early Care and Education
Policy brief explaining how local entities (municipal/parish governments, Early Childhood Community Networks, and local school boards) can use COVID-19 federal relief funds for early care and education.
How Advocates Can Guide Cities and Parishes to Invest in Early Care and Education as a COVID-19 Response
One-page guide on how advocates can urge cities and parishes to invest SB 189 COVID-19 relief dollars in early care and education
Prioritizing Our Future: How Cities and States Dedicate Funds for Early Care and Education
Report detailing dedicated funding streams for early care and education in cities and states nationwide
East Baton Rouge Poll
East Baton Rouge Voters Support Expanding Early Childhood Education Programs
Summary of a poll of East Baton Rouge voters conducted in September 2022.
New Orleans 2022 Early Childhood Millage
New Orleans Voters Support 2022 Early Childhood Education Millage
Summary on poll findings for the April 2022 New Orleans early childhood education millage.
Micro Center Concept: A Potential Win for Providers, Parents, and Employers
Policy brief on a micro center regulatory approaches to support the early care and education sector and prioritize child development and kindergarten readiness.