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New Orleans Voters Approve Early Childhood Education Tax

May 05, 2022 8:02 AM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

The New Orleans "Yes for NOLA kids" campaign supporting a property tax to fund 1,000 early childhood education seats, passed by 61 percent this past Saturday. The tax proposition was the only item on the New Orleans ballot in Saturday’s election. The revenue generated by the tax will fund an additional 1,000 early childhood education seats for New Orleans students, and a state matching grant could double that, expanding the program to 2,000 seats. 

Friday, May 6, is a day to thank a childcare provider. Child care providers -- teachers, nannies, and caregivers -- were “essential” long before the pandemic, keeping children safe, nurturing their curiosity, and preparing them for a lifetime of learning and growth. Today, as the country continues to re-open and employees return to in-person work, a robust child care workforce will be key to ensuring families can continue to earn a paycheck and our economy continues to recover. In support of the day, and providers, our colleagues at the YWCA USA have prepared a toolkit with social media content. You are invited/encouraged to send out a shout-out to child care providers

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