The Challenges Of Child Care In Vermont: Tackling Cost, Availability And Quality

High-quality child care in Vermont can be tough to find and tougher to afford. And elected officials from the governor on down seem to agree that this is a serious problem for the state. So what's being done to address the issue? We're looking at the state of child care in Vermont. And going through some of the ideas on the table to make that care more accessible and affordable.

We're joined by:

  • Janet McLaughlin, interim CEO of Let's Grow Kids
  • Carolyn Wesley, interim director of Building Bright Futures of Vermont
  • Rep. David Yacavone, lead House co-sponsor of a new bill addressing child care
  • Sonja Raymond, owner of Apple Tree Learning Centers and executive director of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

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