SCAN CEO Mark Shriver Statement on Child Care Proposal by Let’s Grow Kids and Legislative Leaders

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 29, 2019) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver issued the following statement on the announcement in Montpelier, Vermont today by Let’s Grow Kids and legislative leaders on a comprehensive child care bill:

“Every dollar we invest in children helps strengthen the economy for everyone. Yet far too many Vermont families struggle to find access to high-quality, affordable child care for their kids. Investing new funds for child care and early learning will not only help the state attract and retain talent, it will help ensure all Vermont children have an equal opportunity to succeed.

“Let’s Grow Kids and its legislative allies have unveiled legislation that would make child care more affordable for more families, attract and retain qualified early educators by providing Vermont’s early education workforce with financial support, and help employer contributions to Vermont’s early care and learning system by offering incentives for employers to be part of the solution.

“Save the Children Action Network lauds Let’s Grow Kids and the legislative leaders who have unveiled this bold proposal today. Vermont is fortunate to have both the legislature and Governor Phil Scott focused so intently on improving child care and early learning opportunities in 2019. By working together in the coming weeks, the state’s political leaders can ensure more Vermont kids get a strong start in life.”

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