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?

 

Resources:

 

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