Early Childhood Guide: Childcare tuition assistance for more Vermont families

Progress toward Vermont’s childcare solution is underway as Act 76 rolls out. This year, over 7,000 more families will become eligible for childcare tuition assistance from the state. Here’s what you need to know.

Letter to the editor: Childcare payroll tax misguided

The shortage of child care is the fault of Vermont because of all the regulated rules that caused the closings of child care providers in the state.

Salisbury childcare center plan hits snag

State rules governing public water systems could drown a plan to establish a new childcare center in a portion of Salisbury’s former elementary school building.

Otter Creek Child Center earns town OK for expansion

The project, dubbed the “Community Children’s Center Expansion Project,” calls for a new, 6,900-square-foot addition at the OCCC, along with renovations to the existing building and related site improvements.

Big projects to bring more childcare slots

The Middlebury area will see a major infusion of much-needed childcare slots during the next two years, thanks to a big expansion of an established center and the launch of a new one.

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.