Governor Scott supports improving childcare

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott this month emphasized his commitment to increasing access to quality child care.
“Gov. 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,” spokesperson Rebecca Kelley said in a statement.
She said that in the past 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,” Kelley said, “and the governor thanks the sponsors of these bills for their attention to this issue.
“For Fiscal Year 2020, Gov. 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.”

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