Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Child Care Campaign is heading to Windham County on Tuesday, November 14 to showcase and celebrate the positive change happening on the ground for child care programs and communities, spurred by Act 76 (the 2023 Child Care Bill).
Earlier this year, the Vermont Legislature made history by passing the 2023 Child Care Bill which invests an additional $125 million annually into Vermont’s child care system to stabilize the sector and provide access to affordable, quality child care for thousands of Vermont families. Implementation is already underway, as programs have begun to receive new funding to help expand capacity, upgrade facilities, and increase compensation and support for staff.
On Tuesday, the Courage in Action Child Care Tour will first stop in Brattleboro for a breakfast event with lawmakers at the Winston Prouty Center, then later in the day will head to Beaver Brook Children’s School in Wilmington, which recently announced staff compensation increases as a result of the new child care law. Beaver Brook opened in 2021 in response to the demand for child care and currently serves 25 families during the school year and 75 families during the summer months. The event will include a tour of the program and remarks from local leaders.
The Courage in Action Child Care Tour, which kicked off three weeks ago in South Burlington, has made stops in St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Rutland, and Hartford.
WHO: Aly Richards, CEO, Let’s Grow Kids
Julie Koehler, Director, Beaver Brook Children’s School
Scott Tucker, Wilmington Town Manager
Representative Emilie Kornheiser
Representative Tristan Roberts
WHERE: Beaver Brook Children’s School
1 School St
Wilmington, VT 05363
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 3:30 PM
About Vermont's Child Care Campaign
Vermont's Child Care Campaign is led by Let’s Grow Kids, a nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure affordable access to quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. With nearly 40,000 supporters, Let’s Grow Kids, in partnership with Let’s Grow Kids Action Network, is empowering Vermonters to advocate for sustainable child care policy change. Learn more at www.letsgrowkids.org.
Source: (Wilmington, VT) – Let’s Grow Kids