Jan 20, 2023

Statement from Vermont’s Child Care Campaign in Response to Governor Scott’s 2023 Budget Address

The following is a statement from Aly Richards, CEO of Let’s Grow Kids, in response to Governor Scott’s Budget Address:

“The Governor’s budget proposal today recommended a jumpstart investment of $48 million towards the $279 million needed to fully solve Vermont’s child care crisis as identified by independent experts from the RAND Corporation.

“This is the year we need to take the courageous step and fully fund a child care system that supports working families, enables our youngest children to thrive, pays early childhood educators adequately, and grows our economy. Partial investments do not truly solve the child care crisis we are facing as a state. We look forward to working with the governor and lawmakers on legislation to get the job done."

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