House Bill 1158 is of vital importance to the early childhood workforce. This legislation would incentivize quality across the early education sector by implementing refundable tax credits AND take a step in the right direction in addressing the gap in compensation between Early Educators and our colleagues in K-12. The bill is modeled after Louisiana’s School Readiness Tax Credits enacted in 2007. Their system has become an effective lever in promoting small business development, improving teacher preparation and retention, and creating greater access to higher quality care for all children. Each dollar spent on Louisiana’s early care and education sector returns $1.78 to local economies.
The first step in the legislative process is for the bill to pass in the House Tax and Revenue Committee. These members must vote to approve the bill before it can be voted on in the House. If they do not, the bill “dies in committee”. This is where you come in!
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1⃣ If you have one minute, share this post!
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3⃣ If you have three minutes, send a message to ten of your people asking them to help AECA advocate for you!
If you have five minutes, complete the following steps and get your HEART into the inboxes of our representatives:
✅ Download our one-pager outlining why House Bill 1158 is VITAL to early childhood educators and families
✅ Download our sample emails and add your own voice
✅ Send your email with the one-pager attached to your representatives
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We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about HB 1158 or how you can help advocate for early childhood education!
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