The Center for American Progress found one half of all Americans, and nearly 40 percent of Vermonters, live in areas without sufficient affordable child care.
Parents, especially women, experience reduced job opportunities due to a lack of quality, affordable child care.
Child care is a critical support for people recovering from opioid addiction.
A new program at the Brattleboro Retreat offers a “welcoming place” for kids while their parents undergo medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction.
An issue like affordable child care can severely impact where a young person chooses to begin establishing their career and life.
All aspects of our community are strengthened when families are supported to be successful.
Vermont’s $2.5 million in new child care spending doesn’t ensure that providers are paid market rates, say advocates. That would take a further $9 million.
Of the slightly more than half of child care operators who gave a reason for their closure during the first three-quarters of the fiscal year, only 2 percent cited new regulations.
People who do not have young children often ask me: “I don’t have kids. Why should I care about child care?”
New program will expand high-quality child care opportunities for low-income children; Mayor’s FY18 budget will use existing sources to launch $500,000 annual investment intended to reduce future public spending; Investment will be rigorously evaluated and will seek to leverage additional partner funding.
Teachers cannot afford to work in the field, and families cannot afford to pay the tuition.
News Release — Lets Grow Kids May 1, 2017 Contact: Nicole Haley, 802.391.0545 or [email protected] Burlington, Vermont—Let’s Grow Kids has recognized five Vermonters as Early Childhood Superheroes for going above and beyond to help young children reach their full potential. The honorees include: · Hope Campbell, of Barnet, Director of Child Care Programs at Vermont […]
Brattleboro-based Windham Child Care Association is ceasing operations and merging with another facility. The move comes after a change in state policy cost the association a contract.
I would hope that I am not the only one who is bewildered by the recent announcement that Bennington’s United Counseling Services has been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant to provide child care services to families at risk in Bennington County.