Author: Dena Battle

Louisiana Strengthening Early Learning Programs Through School Readiness Tax Credits -

We spend a lot of time touting the benefits of quality early childhood education (ECE) for low income children. After all, brain science proves that these programs have long-term positive effects on children, families, and entire communities. The state of Louisiana has made a significant investment in early childhood education programs through school readiness tax credits. These tax credits have helped to grow the number and expand the reach of … Read More

Child Tax Credit Expansion Emerges as Bipartisan Opportunity to Support Youngest Children -

Politico’s Brian Faler recently reported on how Republicans and Democrats might be able to find common ground next year on expanding the child tax credit. Doing so would be a step in the right direction. Advancing the welfare of young children should be something that appeals to every political lean. Our tax code has a long history of incentivizing important social priorities, including college education, homeownership and saving … Read More