Childcare Assistance Program receives 40 million dollars from the federal government
Posted on 6/13/2018 12:02:00 PM.

The feds are pumping 40 million dollars into the state’s Childcare Assistance Program, that helps working and middle-class parents pay for child care services. That means 4,000 more families will get help finding a safe environment for their pre-kindergarten age children while they’re at work.

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Executive Director Melanie Bronfin says that’s big for working parents.
Childcare Assistance Program, Melanie Bronfin

Study finds lack of quality childcare drastically hurts state's economy
Posted on 5/2/2017 2:47:00 AM.

A study by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children finds a lack of quality childcare costs employers and employees over a billion dollars a year. LPIC Executive Director Melanie Bronfin says Louisiana has cut funding to early child care programs 70-percent since 2008.

LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, childcare, Melanie Bronfin, Belinda Davis

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