National survey data (December 2021) shows that a major reason job applicants turn down work at charitable nonprofits is a lack of available and affordable child care (see the nonprofit workforce shortages report).
“Nearly a quarter of survey respondents (23%) stated that the inability to find child care affected recruitment and retention.”
In advance of the 2023 legislative session, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children and the Louisiana Department of Education are leading a Child Care Parent poll. The intent of this survey is to learn about the child care arrangements of Louisiana families with children under the age of 5. "Child care arrangements" can include care and education that parents, families, and family friends provide, as well as care and education provided by early learning programs and providers like preschool, Head Start, and child care centers.
If you would like to assist nonprofit organizations, state agencies and policymakers better understand the impacts accessible child care has on Louisiana families with children under 5 years old, click here to take the Louisiana Child Care Parent Poll.