The Louisiana department of education is giving you more options when it comes to early childhood education. A draft of a multi-year schedule to implement the early childhood care and education network was released this week. The proposal expands access to high quality, publicly funded early childhood education programs. It's estimated nearly half of Louisiana students are unprepared for kindergarten. Families can chose the program they feel will best prepare their young children for success in school. You can view the draft by clicking here.