What is your vision for Vermont's early care and education system, and how would you propose funding this system?
Childcare is an essential part of Vermont’s safety net. When families have access to quality and affordable childcare, our communities thrive: more folks can maintain employment; the workforce grows for employers; and children benefit from the dedicated space to learn and grow. Supporting a system that works for all parties is critical to our recovery efforts and ensuring a vibrant future for our state. Childcare requires a multi-pronged approach for funding that ensures it is affordable for all and consistently accessible. Vermont has a strong base of organizations supporting our childcare system and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss options in the next biennium.