Systems & Governance

Education Systems and Governance

Early Childhood Systems Recommendations

CLASS Matters: Increasing Quality in Louisiana Early Childhood Programs
Report offering data-informed recommendations to improve early care and education provider quality and teacher practice, as measured by CLASS

Giving Credit Where It’s Due-School Readiness Tax Credits Benefit Louisiana Families and Communities
Report showing how School Readiness Tax Credits stand out as a national model for effecting positive change without ballooning costs

Measuring Up: Strengthening Louisiana’s Early Childhood Accountability System
Report describing Louisiana’s Early Childhood Accountability System

Public Investment In Early Care and Education

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

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

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

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

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

Statewide Revenue Streams for Early Care and Education

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

Boost Louisiana’s Economy, Bet on Children
A fact sheet highlighting the opportunity that sports betting and the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund presents during the 2021 legislative session

Prioritizing Our Future: How Cities and States Dedicate Funds for Early Care and Education
A report detailing dedicated funding streams for early care and education in cities and states nationwide

Local Early Care and Education Investment Opportunities

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.

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 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

Louisiana Voters Opinions’ on Early Care Education

2021 Polling Data

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 

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

2019 Polling Data

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education: Polling Memo
Memo from Ragnar Research Partners detailing results from a poll commissioned by the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children in March 2019 of likely Louisiana voters on early care and education

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education: Summary
Two-page summary about how Louisiana needs a long-term plan on how to replace COVID-19 federal relief funds in 2024 and invest in early care and education