How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?
Access to quality early childhood education and childcare is the single biggest indicator of future educational success and worker retention. Louisiana passed legislation to restructure and improve early childhood options, but changes have been largely unfunded. How could the next governor and a newly elected Board of Elementary and Secondary Education alter the early childhood arena? If funds do come, what should be prioritized? How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce availability and overall economic outlook? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities” airing Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, October 20th at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.)
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Special thanks to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Ready Louisiana.
Voter’s Guide on Gubernatorial Candidates –United Way of Southeast Louisiana
• Question 6 deals with early childhood education
Gubernatorial Candidate Survey – Council for A Better Louisiana
• Question 16 deals with early childhood education
BESE Candidate Survey - Council for A Better Louisiana
• Question 12 deals with early childhood education
BESE Candidate Data – League of Women Voters of La.
• Question 4 deals with early childhood education
Ready Louisiana Coalition Fact Sheet
2015 Election Alert on Early Childcare Education
2015 Election Agenda – Council for a Better Louisiana
One Acadiana’s Priorities for a Better Louisiana
Louisiana Platform for Children