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Dr. Libbie Sonnier, La. Policy Institute for Children (2021)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-24

Duration: 00:29:25

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Louisiana Policy Institute for Children | Child Care | Economy | Early childhood development | Early childhood education | Day care centers | COVID-19 pandemic


  • Sonnier, Libbie Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Dr. Libbie Sonnier before a virtual meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on February 24, 2021. Dr. Sonnier is the executive director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children. She discusses: their mission; their research into how the lack of child care impacts workforce participation in Louisiana; the importance of quality child care and early childhood education for children’s development; the state of early care and education in Louisiana; their research into the financial challenges facing working class families; and their research into the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on Louisiana child care providers.