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The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is an independent source of data, research, and information for policymakers and stakeholders on issues related to early care and education for young children, birth to four, in Louisiana and their families. To browse our research & publications, please see below or select a topic.


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09/01/21

Local Actions on Early Care and Education in Louisiana

One-page summary of how dollar-for-dollar investments can expand access to quality early care and education for children.
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07/01/21

Early Investments Pay Off: How Funding Early Care and Education Programs Prevents Future Crime

Fact sheet about the connection between early care and education and juvenile justice.
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05/01/21

Louisiana Voters Support Taxes to Fund Early Care and Education: Summary

One-page summary of key takeaways from a poll of likely Louisiana voters conducted in April 2021
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05/01/21

Maximize American Rescue Plan Dollars to Benefit Youngest Louisianans, Economic Recovery

Policy brief detailing Louisiana Policy Institute for Children's recommendations on how to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars to benefit young children and their families
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05/01/21

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.
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05/01/21

COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for Early Care and Education in Louisiana

Policy brief summarizing federal COVID-19 relief funds for early care and education in Louisiana.
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04/01/21

Finding a Path Forward: A Sustainable Plan for Early Care and Education

Two-page summary about how Louisiana needs a long-term plan on how to replace COVID-19 federal relief fund in 2021 and invest in early care and education
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04/01/21

Child Care and the Economy in Louisiana

Policy brief developed in partnership with The Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center evaluating the impact of parental absences due to child care breakdowns on Louisiana’s workforce and employers
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04/01/21

Louisiana Statewide Poll on Funding Child Care: Full Memo

Memo from Ragnar Research Partners detailing results from a poll commissioned by the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children in April 2021 of likely Louisiana voters on early care and education
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03/01/21

New Year, Same Challenges: The Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers

Report highlighting key findings from the fourth statewide surveys of child care providers conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic
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03/01/21

Boost Louisiana’s Economy, Bet on Children

Fact sheet highlighting the opportunity that sports betting and the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund presents during the 2021 legislative session
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