Early childhood education is the most important educational issue that we face as a nation. An astounding 90 percent of brain development happens before age five.
In Louisiana, less than half of our kindergarteners come to school day one with the basic foundational skills they need to be successful. Quite simply, there is no greater work in our state than educating and caring for children from birth to age four.
We must do everything we can to remove barriers so that all families can access high-quality care. Our kids, our families and our state need a greater investment in early childhood education.