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of brain development takes place between birth and age four, shaping a child’s brain for future success or failure in school, work, and life.

$1.3 B

is lost every year due to Louisiana employers' Child Care issues and lost workforce productivity and participation

2 in 3

parents with young children are in the workforce and unable to access child care because costs are more than $7,500 a year.

About The Ready Louisiana Coalition

The Ready Louisiana Coalition is bipartisan, statewide coalition of businesses, advocacy organizations, early care and education professionals, parents and citizens seeking sufficient investment in quality, affordable early care and education in Louisiana.

We believe investing in high-quality early care and education will prepare our students for a smart start in life, enable families to be productive in the workforce, and serve as an economic engine for local communities.

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