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Giving Credit Where It’s Due: School Readiness Tax Credits Benefit Louisiana Families and Communities

Louisiana’s School Readiness Tax Credits stand out as a national model for other states to follow to support parents struggling to find high-quality child care for their infants and toddlers. Through the development of the School Readiness Tax Credits, Louisiana is supporting a sector that includes a broad network of child care providers that create jobs and earnings in their local economies, in addition to providing critical child care for children. For every dollar spent in the Louisiana early care and education sector, there is a return of $1.78 into the local economy.

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Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
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Growing Young Minds. Building Futures.

Improving learning in the early years is a difficult, complex, and extremely urgent challenge. To meet that challenge, a wide range of nonprofit organizations, businesses, educators, and government leaders in Tarrant County, Texas, are working together through the Early Learning Alliance (ELA). Learn about their vision and action plan to ensure all children in the community have a strong start.

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Early Learning Alliance
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Illinois Prevention Initiative

The Illinois Prevention Initiative provides grants to home-based and center-based programs to expand access to the Early Head Start (EHS) model as well as other birth-to-three models. This document provides a high-level overview of the state program.

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Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three
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Illinois Prevention Initiative Implementation Manual

This manual provides information and materials for implementation of Illinois Prevention Initiative programs, including details about the mission and vision of the work and resources for curriculum and service provision, developmental monitoring and program accountability, personnel qualifications and management, and family and community partnerships.

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Illinois State Board of Education
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In Brief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness

This series of briefs provides summaries of the scientific presentations at the National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy, including what makes early childhood programs successful and useful and why they're important.

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National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy
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