FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Brendan Daly, [email protected],(202) 794-1580
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 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 Inaugural Address.
“Governor Scott followed through on his campaign pledge to boost child care subsidies and increase access to high-quality care for families in Vermont. His innovative plan to use new online sales tax dollars is bold and deserves serious consideration from the legislature,” Shriver said. “Investing in our children means investing in Vermont’s economy and its future. Governor Scott recognizes that new funds for child care and early learning will help the state attract and retain talent.”
In his Inaugural Address, Governor Scott said: “A high-quality child care system that’s affordable and accessible, along with a stronger education system, could set Vermont apart from other states, as an education destination for families…Let’s roll up our sleeves and make change that gives all our kids an equal shot at success.”
As a bipartisan organization that supports efforts to prioritize access to high-quality early childhood education and care, SCAN will work with partners to mobilize grassroots advocates and policymakers in Vermont on behalf of a strong early learning agenda.
Heeding Governor Scott’s call to build on his proposal, SCAN encourages legislative leaders—who bring their own great ideas for improving child care and early learning to the table—to ensure that a robust agenda for high-quality early learning and care is approved by both houses so that it can be signed into law in 2019.
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