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Child Care Challenges Undermine Louisiana’s Strength
Working parents across Louisiana struggle to find high-quality, affordable child care
Working parents across Louisiana understand how difficult it can be to find high-quality, affordable child care. This problem impacts not only individual families, but also our state, as high-quality child care can strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and public safety, and enhance national security.
The Louisiana child care crisis has an annual cost of $1.1 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue. These costs impact parents, employers and taxpayers.
Louisiana lawmakers must improve the affordability and availability of quality child care by investing in funding for the Child Care Subsidy Assistance Program for Families (CCAP) and ensure that essential workers responding to the pandemic can continue to access the program. Action and investments now can improve the experiences of Louisiana children today and strengthen our state in the years to come.
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