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ERIC Number: ED509835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 96
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana KIDS COUNT Special Report on Child Care, 2006
Agenda for Children
The "2006 Agenda for Children Louisiana Kids Count Special Report on Child Care" documents and describes the supply and affordability of child care and early education in each of Louisiana's 64 parishes. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Louisiana's children under the age of five are cared for by someone other than a parent or guardian on a regular basis, a rate that is significantly higher than the national average of sixty-five percent. With 65% of all Louisiana children under six living in households where there is no "stay-at-home" parent, child care programs provide essential support for working parents while at the same time ensuring the healthy growth and development of the children in their care. These two vital functions combine to place child care in a pivotal role with significant impact on the state's economic development as well as the development of its "human capital." (Contains 20 endnotes.)
Agenda for Children. 1720 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tel: 800-486-1712; Tel: 504-586-8509; Fax: 504-586-8522; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Agenda for Children
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana