Early Care and Education Advocacy

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education.” 
—Michelle Obama

Our Partner in Early Care and Education Advocacy


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The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children is an independent source of data, research, and pertinent information for policymakers, stakeholders, and the public at large around issues related to young children in Louisiana. The Policy Institute also develops policy proposals informed by research, best practices, and the experiences of other states and conducts educational and outreach activities around these recommended policy solutions.

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Partner Updates


Geaux Far Louisiana 2023 Legislative Wins

Geaux Far Lousiana is pleased to share their first Legislative Wins since they launched our bold plan to dream big for little ones and their families.

Shreveport Early Childhood Education Update

Scholarships Available

Following the success of CFNLA’s Early Childhood Education Initiative, in August of 2022, the City of Shreveport allocated just under $3 million in permanent funding for early childcare scholarships. The City of Shreveport, CFNLA, and Caddo Smart Start will host three community events where qualifying families can apply for scholarships and learn about other community services. Dates are as follows:

  • David Raines Community Center- March 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Bilberry Park Community Center- April 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • A.B. Palmer Community Center- April 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Read the full ECE update here.

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Upcoming Events


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Freedom’s Promise From Preschool to Possibility Film Screening and Panel Discussion Honoring Juneteenth

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