STATEMENT: SHARED COMMITMENT TO INCREASING ACCESS TO QUALITY CHILD CARE
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott’s Communications Director Rebecca Kelley today issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s latest proposal on childcare investments:
“Governor Scott shares the Legislature’s continued interest in expanding early care and learning opportunities. This is a critical element of the Governor’s plan to reverse our demographics by making Vermont more affordable and attractive for working families.
“In the previous two years, the Governor and Legislature have increased the state’s support for infant and toddler care by $2.5 million.
“But more needs to be done to make child care affordable and the Governor thanks the sponsors of these bills for their attention to this issue.
“For Fiscal Year 2020, Governor Scott has proposed to significantly increase the state’s investment and identified a new, dedicated revenue source to support these much-needed efforts.
“It’s clear the Governor and lawmakers share these goals, and he looks forward to learning more about their ideas in this area, how they may align with his proposal, and how we can work together to build on progress toward providing the best education in the nation, from cradle to career.”