Louisiana Early Childhood Policy Symposium for Legislators and Legislative Staff


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On April 21, 2021, NCSL staff, members of the Louisiana Legislature, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children and other key stakeholders participated in an early learning symposium for legislators and legislative staff. This page includes relevant handouts, PowerPoint presentations and additional information. The legislative co-host committee includes the following members: Senator Beth Mizell, Senator Regina Barrow, and Representative Stephanie Hilferty. If your state is interested in a similar in-state symposium email Melissa Mincic to learn more. 

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Symposium Agenda
Noon - 12:10 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Overview

Presenter: National Conference of State Legislatures and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children

12:10 - 12:15 p.m.

Legislative Co-Host Committee Remarks

Presenter: Senator Beth Mizell

12:15 -12:45 p.m.  

Early Brain Science and Brain Architecture

Presenter: Dr. Amelia Bachleda, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington
Presentation Slides

12:45 - 12:55 p.m.

Legislative Co-Host Committee Remarks

Presenter: Senator Regina Barrow and Representative Stephanie Hilferty

12:55 - 1:25 p.m.  

The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood

Presenter: Dr. Art Rolnik, Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota 

View Recorded Presentation

1:25 - 1:30 p.m.


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