FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2019) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver today applauded Gov. Phil Scott for highlighting his plan to increase access to child care in his budget address.
“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,” Shriver said. “Governor Scott’s innovative plan to use new online sales tax dollars to boost child care subsidies and increase access to high-quality care for families in Vermont is bold and deserves serious consideration from the legislature.”
Scott outlined details of his plan in his budget address this afternoon. He said: “I propose we invest an additional $7 million into our child care system to make it more accessible and affordable for low-income and working families, so that all kids have a chance to thrive.”
Shriver said: “Investing new funds for child care and early learning will not only help the state attract and retain talent, it is the right thing to do for families and will help ensure all Vermont’s children have an equal opportunity to succeed.”
As a bipartisan organization that supports efforts to prioritize access to high-quality early childhood education and child care, SCAN is working with partners in Vermont to mobilize grassroots advocates and policymakers in the state on behalf of a strong early learning agenda.
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