State officials say too much time is wasted on coordination between agencies instead of providing direct services to kids and families.
The state dedicated about $50 million from federal aid to the industry, but the sector is not out of the woods yet.
We can make Vermont the work-from-home capital of the country by investing in three essential areas necessary to make remote work possible: child care, broadband connectivity, and housing.
Ask any working parent, especially a mom with children under 5, and they will likely tell you the last few months have been some of the hardest they have ever faced.
Only half of Vermont’s child care providers opened this week, as low enrollment and new expenses further squeeze the facilities.
Lawmakers are asked to help child care centers with more restart funding and help procuring cleaning supplies.
Vermont businesses cannot reopen their doors without working parents, many of whom can’t get to work without child care.
From procuring cleaning supplies to paying for more staff, child care centers are concerned over June 1 reopening.
Families — including those affected by joblessness — are being asked to pay 50% of the tuition they were paying before facilities closed if they want to keep their spots in a program.
The state will pay child care providers for lost tuition if they continue to pay their workers, and will pay a bonus to providers caring for the children of essential workers.
Many child care centers in the Twin States are dealing with pressures around the tight labor market and training requirements for workers.
Child care advocates say the closures are symptoms of broader systemic issues in the field.
Media Contact: Nicole Haley, 802-391-0545, [email protected] Meri Carpenter-Saladino of Bradford, VT is this year’s winner Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) is pleased to announce Meri Carpenter-Saladino of Bradford as the winner of LGK’s fifth annual Early Educator of the Year Award. LGK created the Early Educator of the Year Award to recognize exceptional early childhood educators and to emphasize the importance of high-quality early […]
Act 166 was an important step in the right direction but there is still more work to do.