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April 2021

 

Blanco Public Policy Center examines economics of child care

University of Louisiana Lafayette

April 22, 2021

 

Letters: On marijuana bills, why not just end debates on details and legalize pot? 

April 21, 2021 

The Advocate  

 

Edwards urges more support for early childhood education 

Ouachita Citizen 

April 21, 2021

 

Child Care Providers in Better Shape Than Last Year

BR Proud, FOX 44 News

April 20, 2021 

 

Louisiana set to receive $773M in early child care funding 

Business Report 

April 19, 2021

 

Louisiana set to receive $773 million to fund early childcare, but advocate says it’s just a start

Louisiana Illuminator 

April 16, 2021  

 

Survey: Most would support more taxes for Education 

Crowley Today 

April 15, 2021  

 

Early Childhood Education and Childcare Programs are Popular Among Louisiana Residents Even if it Means Raising Taxes to Support Them 

April 13, 2021 

Avoyelles Today  

 

Majority of Louisianans support increased spending for early childhood education

Business Report

April 13, 2021 

 

Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: COVID Cash, Tax Overhaul, Marijuana on the Agenda

Bossier Now 

April 12, 2021 

 

How hard has the pandemic hit Louisiana's day cares? They've lost more than $245 million 

The Advocate 

April 7, 2021

 

Commission: Dedicate Louisiana sports betting revenue to early childhood education 

The Ouachita Citizen 

April 6, 2021  

 

Early Childhood Centers Have Taken Major Financial Hits with COVID

The American Press

April 1, 2021

March 2021

 

Commission Again Urges State to Invest in Early Childhood Education For Children Birth to Age 3

Beauregard Daily News

March 31, 2021

 

Report: La child Care Providers Lost $245M Due to COVID-19

Biz New Orleans

March 30, 2021

 

La child care industry loses $245M statewide due to COVID-19 pandemic

KNOE-TV

March 30, 2021​

 

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Releases Findings on $245 Million Collective Loss and Challenges for Louisiana Child Care Providers Due To COVID-19

KADN-TV

March 30, 2021

 

Commission Again Urges State to Invest in Early Childhood Education For Children Birth to Age 3

Louisiana Department of Education

March 26, 2021

 

CB Now March 24 webinar: Future of Education

New Orleans City Business

March 24, 2021

 

Hit hard by pandemic, Louisiana daycares in line for an 'unprecedented' $773M in COVID aid

The Advocate

March 20, 2021 

 

Universal preschool in Baton Rouge? Superintendent said COVID relief money could make it happen

The Advocate

March 17, 2021

 

Guest Column: Education Dollars Vitally Needed Even In Tough Budget Years

The Advocate

March 5, 2021

February 2021

 

Investing in LA.'s Youngest Citizens | Dr. Libbie Sonnier

PBS 

February 24, 2021

 

Local Legislators and Business Leaders Join United Way of Northwest Louisiana to Recognize Virtual Louisiana Early Ed Week

Bossier Press 

February 24, 2021

 

Louisiana Early Education Week Kicks off Monday

WWLTV

February 22, 2021

 

Louisiana Early Ed Week Goes Virtual This Year

Baton Rouge Proud

February 19, 2021 

 

La. needs to invest more in early childhood education, according to state superintendent

Louisiana Weekly 

February 1, 2021

January 2021

 

Louisiana reading scores for young students continue to drop 

The Telegraph 

January 31, 2021 

 

COVID’s effect on early childhood education 

American Press 

January 31, 2021  

 

Prenatal to Three: How the Pritzker Children's Initiative Is Backing Early Learning

Inside Philanthropy 

January 29, 2021  

 

Nearly 50% of Louisiana Parents Lost This During the Pandemic

K945

January 28, 2021 

 

Louisiana Dept. of Education Sets Ambitious New Priorities

Bossier Now

January 28, 2021 

 

Louisiana needs to invest more in early childhood education, state superintendent says

Louisiana Illuminator

January 28, 2021 

 

Quality Child Care More Important Than Ever During Pandemic 

Biz New Orleans 

January 27, 2021
 

The Impacts of COVID-19 On Families With Young Children

Fox 15

January 27, 2021 

 

The Impacts of COVID-19 On Families With Young Children

One News

January 27, 2021 

 

Study finds 1 in 6 Louisiana families saw lost income during pandemic

BR Proud

January 27, 2021 

 

Study finds 1 in 6 Louisiana families saw lost income during pandemic

News Break

January 26, 2021 

 

Study finds 1 in 6 Louisiana families saw lost income during pandemic

Nola 411

January 26, 2021 

 

Child Care Offered to More Families

American Press

January 26, 2021 

 

Study finds 1 in 6 Louisiana families saw lost income during pandemic

WDSU (New Orleans)

January 26, 2021 

 

KNOE (Monroe)

January 26, 2021

 

The Impacts of COVID-19 On Families With Young Children

KLAF/KADN (Lafayette)

January 26, 2021 

 

Program changes enable more working families to afford and qualify for child care assistance

KNOE

January 25, 2021 

 

Acadiana childcare centers still feeling impact of COVID-19. See how they're coping

The Daily Advertiser

January 23, 2021 

 

Some families paying up to 30 percent more in child care costs during pandemic

WDSU

January 22, 2021 

 

Program changes enable more working families to afford and qualify for child care assistance

Beauregard Daily News

January 22, 2021 

 

The ABCs of Economic Recovery

The Shreveport Times

January 22, 2021 

 

Louisiana schools leader decries plunge in reading scores: 'I am alarmed'

The Advocate

January 21, 2021

 

Program Changes Enable More Working Families To Afford And Qualify For Child Care Assistance

Minden Press-Herald

January 21, 2021 

 

LDOE announces changes to the Child Care Assistance Program

KATC

January 19, 2021 

 

Program Changes Enable More Working Families to Afford and Quality for Child Care Assistance

Vermillion Today

January 19, 2021 

 

More families to qualify for child care assistance with CCAP changes

WGNO

January 19, 2021 

 

Program Changes Enable More Working Families to Afford and Quality for Child Care Assistance

Louisiana Department of Education

January 19, 2021 

 

Enrollment now open for pre-K, Head Start, and other early childhood development programs

KADN

January 19, 2021 

 

More than $1 billion earmarked for Louisiana public schools to combat pandemic

The Advocate

January 6, 2021

December 2020

 

New study details the challenges of child care during the pandemic

WWLTV

December 2, 2020

November 2020

 

Letters: Back Dec. 5  proposition for children and the economy

The Advocate

November 23, 2020

 

Policy Institute Quantifies Impact of COVID-19 on Child Care

Biz New Orleans

November 17, 2020

Sports betting widely embraced, but Louisiana might get 'relatively small' take from legalization

The Advocate

November 8, 2020

Be present, be thanks, and give back

Shreveport Times

November 1, 2020

October 2020

 

The importance of child care in Louisiana and the upcoming election

News Break

October 23, 2020

 

The importance of child care in Louisiana and the upcoming election

KLFY Lafayette

October 22, 2020

$11 million in federal funding going to Louisiana childcare providers

The Hayride

October 19, 2020

Louisiana to Award $11 Million Federal Funding To Support Child Care Providers During Public Health Crisis

Louisiana Department of Education

October 15, 2020

 

La to award $11M in federal funding to child care providers

October 15, 2020

KATC

 

COVID-19 Survival Guide

October 3, 2020

Shreveport Times

September 2020

 

Policy Institute Conducting Survey to Gauge Impact of COVID-19 on LA Families’ Child Care Arrangements

News Break

September 29, 2020

 

NCIT Spotlight: Louisiana

National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT)

September 24, 2020

 

Children's Coalition Helping with Local Childcare

September 22, 2020

Richland Today

 

Letters: A sheriff sees quality child care as key to our state's future

September 3, 2020

The Advocate

August 2020

 

Louisiana Public Square: Reopening Education

Red River Radio

August 9, 2020

 

Child Care Providers Need Financial Help

August 7, 2020

The American Press

 

Orleans tax assessment roll open until Aug. 17, and other metro area news

August 4, 2020

The Advocate

 

With remote back-to-school, child care challenges for providers, families emerge

USA Today

August 2, 2020

July 2020

 

For Louisiana child care operators, staying open amid coronavirus is financially 'hard'

The Advocate

July 31, 2020

 

Louisiana to Award Nearly $11 Million In Federal Funding to Child Care Providers Impacted By Public Health Crisis

KADN

July 16, 2020

Letters: Now more than ever, support for early childhood education is vital

The Advocate

July 13, 2020

 

June 2020

 

Fantasy sports betting bill heads to Gov. Edward’s desk

WDSU News

June 24, 2020

 

State Senate passes bill aimed at dedicating tax revenue from fantasy sports to early childhood education

KALB

June 23, 2020

Louisiana lawmakers advance fantasy sports legalization, fall short on unclaimed property restriction amendment

The Center Square

June 17, 2020

 

Child hunger on the rise

Louisiana Budget Project: The Daily Dime

June 11, 2020

 

Some Louisiana education experts say there must be more access to early childhood development centers for parents to return to work

WFAB

June 11, 2020

Child care providers and families face increased costs as state reopens, experts say
The Daily Advertiser
June 11, 2020

 

Urban League of Louisiana Hosts Education Tele-Town Hall – Caring for the Caretakers
MyNewOrleans.com
June 8, 2020

 

Letters: Louisiana economy will stay sunk without quality childcare
June 4, 2020
The Advocate

‘I Wouldn’t Give Us 30 Days’: New Orleans Child Care Centers Struggle With New Costs, Low Enrollment
June 4, 2020
WWNO

The Economic Engine of Child Care
Shreveport Times 
June 2, 2020

May 2020

Child care centers are facing tough times

American Press

May 29, 2020

New problem for day care: Getting teachers to take pay cut from unemployment

Washington County News

May 27, 2020

 

New problem for child care providers? Getting teachers to work for pay less than unemployment

May 26, 2020

The Advocate

 

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Push for Early Care and Education

May 26, 2020

KADN

 

National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers Capacity Building Hub

May 22, 2020

Systems Building, Infrastructure, Coordination

Opinion: Child Care Centers Face Many Challenges

New Orleans City Business

May 20, 2020

 

Priority Recommendations for the Immediate Term: May 2020 – June 2020

May 18, 2020

RESET Louisiana

 

Reopening requires childcare funding

American Press

May 17, 2020

 

Daily Dime: Child care centers are key to recovery 

Louisiana Budget Project

May 15, 2020

 

Dept of Ed provides funding and resources to early childhood communities and providers

KATC 

May 14, 2020 

 

The cost of child care could jump just as Louisiana gets back to work

WWLTV

May 13, 2020

 

Just 31% of Louisiana's childcare centers are open; advocates want $71M in aid for reopening

The Advocate

May 13, 2020

 

Virtual Press Conference to announce funding levels…

New Orleans Chamber

May 11, 2020

 

Empty playgrounds, wallets for Louisiana childcare centers

WWLTV

May 4, 2020

 

Survey: Businesses experience major disruptions caused by COVID-19

KTBS

May 1, 2020

April 2020

Louisiana officials extend access to child care support for front line workers

The Franklin Sun

April 29, 2020

Louisiana Extends Child Care Assistance for Critical Personnel

Louisiana Department of Education

April 28, 2020

 

Letters: Affordable child care is vital to economic recovery

The Advocate

April 23, 2020

 

Childcare centers facing closures as economy looks to re-open

WWL

April 20, 2020

 

WAFB 9

April 17, 2020

CARES Act to send Louisiana public schools, child care providers millions of dollars in aid; see totals

The Advocate

April 16, 2020

 

Louisiana to award $10 million in federal grants to child care providers amid pandemic

Houma Today

April 16, 2020

 

Grants available for child care providers

KATC

April 16, 2020

 

Louisiana to award $10 million in federal funding to child care providers

KNOE

April 16, 2020

 

Louisiana to Award Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding to Child Care Providers Impacted by Public Health Crisis

April 16, 2020

Louisiana Department of Education Newsroom

 

Child care assistance - Libbie Sonnier-Netto

Fox 8 Local First

April 16, 2020

 

Guest column: More than ever, quality child care critical to our lives

The Advocate

April 15, 2020

 

Childcare Providers Closing Their Doors

KADN-TV

April 14, 2020

 

New partnership formed with nanny agency to help coronavirus-caused childcare crisis

Nola.com

April 12, 2020

 

Roughly a third of shuttered childcare providers see no path to reopen

April 13, 2020

WWL Radio

New report: 35% of Louisiana child care centers surveyed will not reopen post-COVID-19 restrictions

April 10, 2020

BR Proud

Survey: One-third of state’s child care centers could close permanently

April 10, 2020

New Orleans City Business

New report: 35% of Louisiana child care centers surveyed will not reopen post-COVID-19 restrictions

April 10, 2020

WDSU

One third of Louisiana child care centers could close after coronavirus leads to $1.7M loss
April 9, 2020
The Advocate

Less than 1 of 3 early learning centers remain open amid coronavirus

April 7, 2020

The Advocate

‘A dire projection': Layoffs at daycares grow as coronavirus threatens permanent closures

April 6, 2020

Nola.com