As the Alliance plans our next webinar series, we want to hear from you! Please let us know what you’d like to see from the Alliance next by completing this brief survey.
Previous webinar topics include virtual advocacy and promoting equity in COVID-19 response, among others. Recordings can be found on our website.
Child Care Reopening Plans
At a press conference on Friday, May 8, Governor Scott announced that child care centers may reopen on June 1. Updated guidance on reopening was released late yesterday, May 14. Centers that reopen must limit group gathering size to no more than 25. Centers that reopen will also need to comply with strict health and safety regulations.
The Child Care Stabilization and Essential Persons Financial Support Programs will end on Saturday, May 30. The Child Care Financial Assistance Program will move from enrollment-based payments back to attendance-based payments starting on May 31.
For more information, see the Child Development Division’s email announcement.
Resources on Child Care Reopening
The Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Education, and the Department for Children and Families released a detailed document outlining guidance on reopening. The Department of Health website for schools and child care programs contains updated guidance from the state, including information on how and where child care workers can get tested for COVID-19.
The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition formed in 2000 of early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impact young children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.
The Alliance crafts an annual Legislative Agenda in partnership with early childhood organizations, provides year-round advocacy support, and facilitates meaningful interactions with policymakers at key times during the decision making process.