We have gathered together some resources that may be helpful in learning more about early childhood and ways you can find support or offer support.

Findings From Early Childhood Research

Brain Science

Child Care Subsidies

Developmental Disparities

Head Start and Early Head Start

Health Care

Maltreatment of Young Children

School Readiness

Interactive Tool: Young Childhood Rick Calculator


Education Nation - "Early Learning: Sowing Seeds for Future Success" - video

Diverse Delivery Resource Guide (Louisiana)

Fact Sheet: President Obama's Plan for Early Education for All Americans

Raising America: Preview of PBS video work-in-progress

Profiles: Braided Funding Collaborations and Public-Private Partnerships

Early Childhood Risk and Reach in Louisiana: Fall 2012

Birth To Five Policy Alliance Reports

Louisiana's Workforce Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators - Draft

Working Definitions for Professional Development in Early Childhood Workforce

Louisiana's Continuum of Early Learning and Development Standards (three documents)

Diverse Delivery of PreK - Preschool in community settings

Early Childhood Risk in Louisiana Fall 2010

Technical Report: The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress December 2011

Policy Statement: Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health December 2011

Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children (The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP features LAPEN) September 2010

Improving Infant and Toddler Care in Louisiana

Early Childhood System Integration Budget - FY 14 as Recommended

Early Childhood System Integration Budget - FY 13 as Appropriated

Early Childhood System Integration Budget - FY 12 as Appropriated

Early Childhood System Integration Budget - FY 11 (revised 6-30-11)

Early Childhood System Integration Budget - FY 10 (revised 6-25-10)

Better Outcomes for All: Promoting Partnerships between Head Start and State Pre-K January 2007

Beyond the School Yard: Pre-K Collaborations with Community-Based Partners July 2009


Louisiana Kids' Dashboard 

LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition

211 Directory of Social Services

Louisiana Parenting Education Network (LAPEN)

LaCHIP Online Application and Information

Quality Start Child Care Rating System

Video Series on Early Childhood Science - Presentations from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child

For Parents

Early Education Connections - Finding Programs for Your Young Child

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