Early Childhood Videos:

Business Leaders Team Up to Benefit Education, Economy

By The Partnership for America's Economic Success,
a project of the Pew Center on the States

What happens Early….Matters Most

Video from Center on the Developing Child
at Harvard University

Articles, Op Eds & Press Releases:

February 2019


Business Leaders, Legislators Join United Way of Southeast Louisiana to Mark Louisiana Early Ed Week

Biz (New Orleans) - February 15, 2019

LOUISIANA EARLY EDUCATION WEEK: Legislation puts early learners at head of class, Seeks to increase childcare and education funding

American Press (Lake Charles) - February 14, 2019

LA Early Ed Week - Live United Radio

United Way SELA Radio Show - February 10, 2019

Early Education Week

KNOE (Channel 8 - Monroe) - February 8, 2019

Limited daycare availability forces parents to camp out in line to enroll their children

KPLC News (Lake Charles) - February 8, 2019

January 2019


BESE approves $700K to improve early childhood education; here's how that money could be used

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge)

January 23, 2019

April 2018
State legislators host early childhood education day for business, civic and education groups
Advocate (Baton Rouge)- April 18, 2018
March 2018

How Unreliable And Costly Childcare Keeps People Off The Job
Forbes - March 2018

February 2018

Why Businesses Are Pushing for Better Child Care in America

Wall Street Journal - February 10, 2018

October 2017

Businesses discuss need for early childcare programs

Advocate (Baton Rouge/New Orleans/Acadiana) - October 18, 2017


Business leaders turn attention to another workforce drain: early child care issues

Business Report (Greater Baton Rouge)- October 18, 2017


Letters: Get them young for education, good jobs

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Acadiana)- October 2, 2017


July 2017

Louisiana seeks more time to implement new criminal background checks for child care workers

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Acadiana)- July 19, 2017


Early childhood education needs more funding

American Press (Lake Charles)- July 8, 2017


June 2017

Budget trouble spells problems for early education

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge)- June 28, 2017


Letters: Time for La. to support child care

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Acadiana)- June 28, 2017


Letters: Congress shouldn't jeopardize children

Advocate (New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Acadiana)- June 27, 2017


Working families in Louisiana waitlisted for child care

WDSU News (New Orleans)- June 26, 2017


May 2017

Are Your Childcare Benefits Outdated? Here's How to Fix Them

Entrepreneur (National) - May 18, 2017


Louisiana loses $1.1B annually due to child care issues, report says

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (May 17, 2017)

Study: Child care issues cost Louisiana employers $816M annually

CityBusiness (New Orleans-May 5, 2017)


Study finds lack of quality childcare drastically hurts state's economy

Louisiana Radio Network (May 2, 2017)


Child care issues in Louisiana hurting workers and employers, study finds

Gambit (New Orleans)- May 2, 2017

Gambit (New Orleans)- May 2, 2017


February 2017

School Readiness Tax Credits Crucial for Workforce Development

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (February 27, 2017)


January 2017

Invest in early childhood education, invest in the future

The Advertiser, Alexandria  (January 20, 2017)

Op-Ed by LA Early Childhood Business Roundtable member

Rusty Clothier 


Early Childcare and Education can Lead Louisiana from "Worst to First"
Ruston Daily Leader (January 9, 2017)
Op-Ed by LA Early Childhood Business Roundtable member

Randy Ewing 


Louisiana must invest in our youngest children | Times-Picayune (January 10, 2017)  

Op-Ed by LA Early Childhood Business Roundtable member

Charles Rice