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|Early Childhood Education Millage
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A property tax levy that, along with state matching funds, will provide child and family support services, coaching and professional development for early educators, and expand the supply of quality early learning centers
In 2022, voters in New Orleans, LA, passed a property tax levy that, along with state matching funds, will provide early childhood education to 2,000 children from low-income households annually. The campaign won a 5 millage property tax that will raise $21 million in the first year and will be doubled by the state’s matching fund. The program will provide child and family support services, coaching and professional development for teachers, and expand the supply of quality early learning centers.Learn more: Early Childhood education millage
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383,997 Source 2020
Persons under 5 years old
5.70% Source 2022
Poverty levels: Children 0-8 below 200% poverty
Median family income among households with children
$52,322 Source 2020
Unemployment rate of parents
Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force
Children living in households with a high housing cost burden