NWLA organizations highlight critical needs for La. Early Education Month

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 10:07 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 5:44 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - February is Louisiana Early Education Month.

The month highlights the critical need for increased access to high-quality early care and education for children from birth to 4 years old.

Louisiana Early Education Month
Louisiana Early Education Month(KSLA)

Kicking things off, local legislators and business executives toured The Arc Caddo-Bossier’s Goldman School & Child Development Center to learn more about the critical issues surrounding early education. Shreveport Mayor Tom Arceneaux and Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler also declared Feb. 7 as Early Education Day.

Throughout the month, northwest Louisiana organizations will host events that focus on improving and investing in this issue.

Groups participating in the program of events include United Way of Northwest Louisiana, The Arc Caddo-Bossier’s Goldman School & Child Development Center, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable and the Louisiana Association of United Ways.