Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana’s Early Childhood Care and Education Commission recently unanimously approved a bold plan to address the lack of high quality, affordable child care for children in need.
The plan, called “LA B to 3,” aims to serve all children on the current Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) waitlist and further expand quality seats to serve 114,000 Louisiana children in need, prioritizing children birth to age 3. Today, only 22,000 children in that age range are being served.
The plan will also strengthen resources for all families, regardless of need, that support nurturing relationships with young children.