Early childhood education leaders cite gains amid rising demand

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

Advocates of early childhood education won their first state funding increase this year but some of those gains have already been offset by a rising demand for services, officials said Tuesday.

State Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie, said the $20 million allocated by the Legislature earlier this year "is a good start."

"I understand it is not where we need to be," Hilferty said.

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