Ensuring affordable access to high-quality child care Starts Now.

2022 Policy Agenda

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In 2021, thanks to the incredible work and commitment of child care champions, the Vermont Legislature passed a comprehensive bill, H.171 (the Child Care Bill), which set in motion a public commitment to achieving an equitable, affordable, accessible, high-quality early childhood education system in Vermont. Our state has never been closer to achieving this goal, but things have also never been harder for families or Vermont’s essential early childhood education workforce. Across Vermont, programs are desperate to attract and retain early childhood educators in order to remain open, and families are citing lack of child care as a key barrier to returning to work. Those who do have access to child care often struggle to afford it, and early childhood educators are underpaid and undervalued for their crucial work, making so little that they rank in the bottom 2% for compensation among all occupations nationwide (U.S. Treasury).

We can change this together.


When you sign on to Let’s Grow Kid’s 2022 Policy Agenda, you're joining Vermont's Child Care Campaign alongside nearly 40,000 Vermonters saying together:

"I support prioritizing children and increasing public investments in high-quality, affordable child care to ensure every Vermont child has a strong start."

Priorities for the 2022 Legislative session include funding to support:

  • Emergency compensation and recruitment tools for early childhood educators.
  • Funding the Child Care Financing Study to move forward as passed in H.171.
  • Investments in the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) to make child care more affordable for families.
  • Ensuring the continued implementation of H.171.

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