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Early Ed Day

Please join United Way of Acadiana, Women United, and One Acadiana for Early Ed Day to learn more about the critical issues surrounding early care and learning that impact children and families in your district.

During Early Ed Week, legislators and business executives from across the state will visit early learning classrooms in their communities to experience firsthand the value of quality early education programs. At these site visits, legislators will receive a center director-led tour of the facility and have an opportunity to read an age-appropriate book to a classroom of children. United Way of Acadiana and Women United in partnership with One Acadiana is honored to serve as the host for the Early Ed Week visit at the Gethsemane Christian Academy - LaPetite Early Childhood Development Center, located at 701 East Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70501, on February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am -- I hope you will plan to join us.   Throughout the week there will be a media and social media campaign publicizing the event in each community and the week overall. Press will be invited to this host event. 

Louisiana’s future depends upon our ability to give every child the tools they need to succeed in school and in life – and, that means providing quality early education experiences now to ensure that no young person falls through the cracks later. This is a critical economic issue. Research has shown that quality early care and education can make a major difference in drop-out rates, increased earning potential, and in the very trajectory of our children’s lives.  In addition, a recent study in Louisiana showed the cost of inadequate access to child care totaled $816 million to Louisiana employers due to employee absences and turnover, nearly $84 million in state tax revenue due to lost workplace productivity, and $1.1 billion to Louisiana’s economy.

Please plan to mark your calendar and participate in Lafayette’s Early Ed Week site visit. We would love to have you join us for this exclusive event.

February 14th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Gethsemane LaPetite Early Childhood Development Center - 701 E Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70501
United States