COVID-19 (coronavirus) 

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General Resources 

Child Care & COVID-19: Information for Parents

One-Pager

One-pager that summarizes information about COVID-19 cases in Louisiana child care centers.

Statewide COVID-19 Resources

A compilation of COVID-19 resources from our partners around the state.

COVID-19 Federal Legislation: Impact on Children, Working Families, and the Child Care Industry

Policy Brief

Policy brief that summarizes recently passed COVID-19 federal legislation and how it impacts children, working families, and the child care industry.

Policy brief from National Association for the Education of Young Children on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child care across the United States. 

 Child Care In Crisis: Understanding the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Policy Brief 

Impact of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers

Survey Findings from

March 16 - March 23, 2020

LPIC surveyed child care providers in Louisiana from March 16-23, 2020, in partnership with the Agenda for Children, Childcare Connections for Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Northwestern State University, Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition, On Track by 5 Alliance, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America. to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting child care providers.  

Impact of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers

Virtual Press Conference

On Tuesday, April 9th, LPIC held a virtual press conference to release the findings from the statewide survey of Louisiana child care providers from March 16-23, 2020 to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting child care providers. Our partners from Agenda for Children, Louisiana Association of United Ways, the Louisiana Department of Education, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, Wilcox Academy participated with us.

Impact of COVID-19 on New Orleans Child Care Providers

Survey Findings from 

March 16 - March 23, 2020

LPIC surveyed child care providers in southeast Louisiana from March 16-23, 2020, in partnership with the Agenda for Children, and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America. to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting child care providers.

Modeling Child Care Center Costs and Revenues in Louisiana

Issue Brief

In light of the changing operating parameters for early care and education centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LPIC updated the cost model (initially developed in Winter 2018/19) to reflect the new realities facing early care and education providers as a result of the pandemic.

Getting Families Back to Work: Essential Investments in Early Care & Education

One-Pager

As Louisiana recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares to reopen the economy, any recovery plans must include the early care and education (ECE) sector. "Getting Families Back to Work" highlights the importance of early care and education on reopening Louisiana's economy. 

Getting Families Back to Work: Essential Investments in Early Care & Education

Virtual Press Conference

On Wednesday, May 13th, LPIC held a virtual press conference to discuss "Getting Families Back to Work" with our partners from Ewing Timber Co., GNO Inc., Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), and the Louisiana Budget Project.

The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Louisiana's Child Care Providers

Survey Findings from

April 13 - April 20, 2020

LPIC sent out a second survey to child care providers in Louisiana from April 13-20, 2020, in partnership with the Agenda for Children, Childcare Connections for Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Northwestern State University, Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition, On Track by 5 Alliance, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America to understand the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on child care providers.  

The Growing Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana

Child Care Providers

Survey Findings from 

June 15 - June 22, 2020

LPIC conducted a third survey of child care providers in southeast Louisiana from June 15-22, 2020, in partnership with the Agenda for Children, and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and Volunteers of America. to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting child care providers.

The Growing Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana

Child Care Providers

Virtual Press Conference

On Wednesday, August 19th, LPIC held a virtual press conference to discuss "The Growing Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Louisiana Child Care Providers" with our partners from the American Academy of Pediatrics Louisiana Chapter, Clara's Little Lambs, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Link Restaurant Group and the Louisiana Department of Education.

Resources for Child Care Providers

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities for Child Care Centers

Summary

A summary of available funding opportunities including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and Louisiana Portfolio Guaranty Program (LPGB) during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

 

 COVID-19 Funding Opportunities Tracker

Downloadable Spreadsheet

A downloadable Excel spreadsheet with two tabs: (1) a tracker for centers to keep track of their loan and grant applications and (2) a checklist for documents to be collected.

 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Calculator Tool

Downloadable Spreadsheet

A downloadable Excel spreadsheet with two tabs: (1) a tracker for centers to keep track of their loan and grant applications and (2) a checklist for documents to be collected.

SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison

Spreadsheet

An informational resource from The Small Business Administration that comparing different loan programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LPIC & GNO Inc.: 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Child Care Providers

Webinar

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children co-hosted a webinar with Greater New Orleans Inc. (GNO Inc.) on the Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan plan, an important part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

LPIC & Propeller:

COVID-19 SBA Loans

for Child Care Providers

Webinar

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children co-hosted a webinar with Propeller featuring Mike Ricks, Louisiana District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

LPIC & First Children's Finance: Crisis Management Strategies for Child Care Providers

Webinar

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children co-hosted a webinar with First Children’s Finance to help child care providers to explore crisis management strategies for their businesses during COVID-19.