Jan 23, 2023

Child Care Campaign Weekly Blog: Monday, January 23, 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023

Last week was a big week for the Child Care Campaign! Check out the toplines below and please reach out with any questions or feedback:

  • The Early Care and Education Financing Study final report released on Jan-17th. The study confirms a direct path forward this session to create a quality, affordable child care system through long-term public investment. Cost, funding sources for consideration, and economic impact collectively affirm that an investment in Vermont’s child care system will make our state more affordable for everyone.

  • Legislative committees were busy talking about child care this week!

    Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs heard powerful testimony from Michele Asch (Twincraft Skincare), Bill Stritzler (Smugglers’ Notch Resort), Sean Larkin (OnLogic), Eric Sorkin (Runamok Maple), Cara Chigazola Tobin (Honey Road and The Grey Jay), Sam Hooper (Vermont Glove), James Moore (SunCommon), David Watts (Simon Pearce), Ryan Tetrault (RT Construction), and Brian Leffler (Instrumart). Click here to view their compelling testimony.

    House Commerce and Economic Development had a lively chat with LGK CEO Aly Richards and Michele Asch (Twincraft Skincare).

    Six House and Senate committees had the opportunity to learn more about the Early Care and Education Financing Study from the RAND Corporation, the researchers who conducted the study.

  • On Jan-20th the Governor delivered his fiscal year 2024 budget, and in response Let’s Grow Kids released the following Statement from Vermont’s Child Care Campaign.

  • Finally, in case you missed it, enjoy this newsroom round-up:

    Report says lawmakers need to spend up to $279 million to make child care affordable for all

    Vermont businesses plead for overhaul of state’s child care system

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