New childcare space eyed for former church in Ferrisburgh

The town of Ferrisburgh’s newest real estate acquisition could in the not too distant future host a child care center serving up to two dozen children.

Addison County folks join hundreds at Statehouse childcare rally

Around 700 people gathered in Montpelier on Wednesday urging lawmakers to pass a childcare bill that the Vt. House is considering.

MAUSD explores its role in local childcare

The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board is considering how the district could help address local childcare needs. 

Vermont Senate OKs childcare funding

With little debate and by a 24-6 vote, the Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval on Thursday, March 30, to a bill that would inject $150 million a year of new funding into the childcare sector and create a new parental leave benefit.

Here’s help in your hunt for childcare

Fortunately, there is an agency in Addison County that can provide help for you — it’s called Child Care Services at Mary Johnson Children’s Center in Middlebury.

Childcare, energy bills in spotlight

Local lawmakers on Monday provided an update on bills that will advance through the legislative process this year, including measures that would authorize online sports betting, provide more financial support to the state’s childcare system and ensure bet … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bill would affect private schools

Bill S.56 will essentially eliminate private preschools by solely funding public schools for children ages 4 and 5 (before they are eligible to enter kindergarten) and threaten the childcare industry as a whole, forcing private childcare businesses to clo … (read more)

Legislative Review: Bill S.56 would bolster childcare

Last week, senators introduced bill S.56, legislation that would transform access to and affordability of childcare and early childhood education in Vermont.

MIdd UCC childcare center moves forward

The “Red Clover Childcare Center,” as it will be called, will open later this year.

Top Ten 2022: Childcare shortage affects families

Childcare centers have for years been waging a battle to attract and retain educators, while providing enough slots to meet the needs of Addison County households.

Childcare centers seek more workers

Add childcare centers to the list of industries struggling to find and retain employees amid what has become a shallow pool of workers since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

A top advocate presents picture of Vt’s child care landscape Tuesday at Ilsley

Let’s Grow Kids CEO Aly Richards will deliver an AAUW talk titled “Vermont’s Child Care Campaign: Systems Change in Action.” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Ilsley Library.

New Middlebury childcare center in the works

Aided by $560,000 in donated seed money, the Congregational Church of Middlebury has agreed to establish and host an independent, non-profit child care center providing slots for 24 children ages six weeks to three years old.

Editorial: Vermont’s making progress on childcare

The organization Let’s Grow Kids has been at the forefront of an effort to establish legislation that makes having children in Vermont more affordable and, as it should be, desirable. It recent years it has not been affordable, and therefore, to many, not … (read more)

Daycare options are shrinking in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Sunshine Children’s Center will close later this year, a development that’s bound to create new challenges for local parents already struggling to find quality care and early education options for young kids in Addison County’s s … (read more)