FOR WORKING FAMILIES
GOAL ACHIEVED MARCH 27, 2019:
ICYMI: The Vermont House passed its child care package to increase access and affordability
High quality child care will shape Vermont’s next generation and grow our economy. Many parents in the workforce cannot be the sole caregiver when their infants, toddlers, and youngest learners are developing. Vermont families and businesses in all 14 counties benefit when parents can access affordable child care. Vermont House Democrats will invest to make our child care system the best it can be so our youngest learners and their families have a fair shot at a bright future. On March 27, 2019 the House passed its child care bill (H.531) on a unanimous vote of 133-0.
WORKING FAMILIES ARE SPENDING UP TO 40% OF THEIR INCOME ON CHILD CARE
“The difficulties associated with funding child care can result in young families delaying having children or deciding not to have children at all. This bill aims to ensure that Vermont’s children are safe and that caregivers are receiving adequate compensation with the opportunity to further their education. High quality child care will shape Vermont’s next generation and grow our economy.”
– Representative Ann Pugh (D-South Burlington).