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Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund

Local Actions on Early Care and Education in Louisiana
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.

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

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 Centers

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.