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Center Spotlight: Dr. Raymond Biggar

The Picard Center would like to acknowledge the recent work and successes of Dr. Raymond Biggar.

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Mentoring for HOPE

UL Lafayette's Cecil J.

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The Leader In Me Evaluation Project

The Picard Center has completed the first phase of evaluations for the United Way of Acadiana's The Leader in Me (TL

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Developing policy in Early Childhood Education is one of the areas of expertise at the Picard Center. A recent op-ed piece has been released in reference to the concerns of early childcare. The author of the article is Matthew Melmed, Executive Director for Zero to Three, an advocacy group that focuses on resources for childcare, education, and policy ( Despite the article being set in Ohio, the concern for high childcare costs and quality care affects many Louisiana residents as well. This is something we consider when developing policy for Louisiana educators. Please read and share!

The big payoff in Ohio from investing in quality child care 
by Shannon Jones and Matthew Melmed (Opinion)