The research is clear - ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five.
In addition, two out of three Louisiana families have both parents working. Louisiana must provide quality early childhood experiences to build on that potential and ensure families have the supports they need. The fastest way to do this is for local communities to develop local solutions that reflect their unique needs.
Louisiana is ranked 8th in the country for its early childhood education policies; a fact about which we should be proud. Even with this achievement, there continues to be significant access and quality challenges. Ready Start Networks build on our success by bringing local community members together to create, implement, and support early childhood to address these challenges.