New child care scholarship for low-income families announced

New child care scholarship for low-income families announced


BRIAN
EXPANDING
ACCESS TO HIGH
QUALITY
CHILDCARE HAS
BEEN A HOT TOPIC FOR A
LONG TIME
NOW… TONIGHT — THE
CITY OF
BURLINGTON IS
TAKING STEPS TO
MAKE THAT
HAPPEN, HOPING IT SERVES AS A
MODEL FOR THE
REST OF THE
STATE… EVERY KID
SHOULD BE ABLE
TO HAVE THAT
SAME
OPPORTUNITY,
NO MATTER INCOME, NO
MATTER WHERE
YOU LIVE… CITY LEADERS
SAY IT ISN’T A
LEVEL PLAYING
FIELD WHEN IT
COMES TO
ACCESSING HIGH QUALITY
CHILDCARE IN
VERMONT
HERE IN
BURLINGTON
TODAY, WE ARE TAKING A BIG
STEP TOWARDS
ADDRESSING
THIS PROBLEM. MAYOR MIRO
WEINBERGER,
WANTS TO
CHANGE THAT… ANNOUNCING A
NEW
SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM —
DESIGNED TO
PLACE 20 OR MORE LOW-
INCOME
BURLINGTON
KIDS INTO HIGH
QUALITY
CHILDCARE BEGINNING IN
THE FALL OF THIS
YEAR… TO QUALIFY, YOU
MUST HAVE A
FAMILY INCOME
AT OUR LESS
THAN 65
PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN
INCOME — WHICH
IS AROUND 60
THOUSAND
DOLLARS FOR A
FAMILY OF FOUR. AS WE BUILD AND
CREATE GOOD
JOBS IN
BURLINGTON, WE
WANT TO MAKE
SURE BURLINGTON
CHILDREN ARE
COMPETITIVE
FOR THOSE JOBS. EARLY LEARNING
HAS BEEN A HOT
TOPIC LATELY… NOT EVEN A
WEEK AGO,
ACTRESS
JENNIFER
GARNER WAS IN
BURLINGTON SUPPORTING
EFFORTS AT THE
STATE LEVEL TO
EXPAND HIGH
QUALITY
OPPORTUNITIES.. .
SHE SAYS IT’S
VITAL TO
CLOSING THE
ACHIEVMENT
GAP… FILE: IF YOU’VE
NEVER BEEN IN
THIS
ENVIORNMENT,
THEN YOU CAN
SEE YOUR BRAIN HASN’T GROWN
THE WAY IT HAS A
SHOT TO GROW,
AND IF IT
DOESN’T, THE
CHANCE IS GONE. AND, DURING A
PUBLIC FORUM
ABOUT THE
GOVERNOR’S
PROPOSED
BUDGET MONDAY NIGHT —
CHILDCARE AND
EDUCATION WAS
AN ISSUE MOST
PEOPLE
BROUGHT UP… FILE: IT’LL
SUPPORT
VERMONT
FAMILIES IT WILL
BUILD A
STRONGER MORE RESILIENT
WORKFORCE. BURLINGTON’S
“FIRST STEPS
SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM” IS
MADE POSSIBLE
THANKS TO A NUMBER OF
COMMUNITY
PARTNERS LIKE
LET’S GROW
KIDS, THE FAMILY
ROOM AND THE YMCA… IT COMBINES
CITY AND STATE
MONEY TO
ENROLL KIDS IN A
HIGH QUALITY
PROGRAM… I HOPE OTHER
CITIES AND
TOWNS AROUND
OUR STATE AND
IN MONTPELIER
ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW
BECAUSE THIS IS
A ROLE MODEL,
THAT I THINK WE
CAN USE
THROUGHOUT OUR STATE. NOW THE
APPLICATION
WINDOW BEGINS
THIS FRIDAY AND
WILL RUN
THROUGH APRIL FIFTH. WE’LL
HAVE LINKS TO
WHERE YOU CAN
APPLY ON OUR
WEBSITE
MYNBCFIVE.COM. REPORTING
FROM THE LIVE
DESK TONIGHT… RIGHT NOW. THE

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