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State should fund family literacy work

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The program, housed at the Lincoln Center, focuses on more than the traditional academic subjects taught in school. A key element is parenting skills, including teaching moms how to play with and talk to their children, showing them proper food and nutrition guidelines and more. These skills can’t be taken for granted, because many parents simply don’t have them.

All of this life-changing work is happening in Lincoln Parish with only three full-time employees. Their passion is impressive, but without funding the program will die.

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