Louisiana Early Childhood Basics


Louisiana’s Youngest Children  

  • There are nearly 315,000 children birth through age 4 in Louisiana.  

  • Nearly 1/3 of the children in Louisiana birth through age 4 live in poverty.

  • 61% of Louisiana mothers with infants are in the labor force.

  • 67% of children birth through age five in Louisiana have both parents, or their single parent, working outside the home. ​

All babies in Louisiana, and across the United States, need good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences to foster healthy brain development and realize their full potential. How are young children in Louisiana doing compared with the United States?




Louisiana Baby Facts: Link Here


Louisiana Early Childhood Profile Link Here


Young Child Risk Calculator Link Here 


Kids Count Data Center-Louisiana Indicators: Link Here


Children in the States: Louisiana: Link Here

Louisiana Risk and Reach Report can be found here