Louisiana is currently serving 30.9 percent of 4-year-olds with state-funded pre-K. In addition, approximately 2,374 children under the age of three in the state are enrolled in Early Head Start. Additionally, the average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $5,574. As part of the state’s efforts to reach more children during early childhood the Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Public Health, the Bureau of Family Health and the Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center are partnering together to bring Parents As Teachers (PAT), a home visiting program, to the northern part of the state. This program will complement the Bureau of Family Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting program, which has been operating statewide for approximately 15 years.