As Centers Prepare To Close, A Look At The Realities Of Vermont Child Care
This month, Vermont child care provider Loveworks announced it will close its centers in Montpelier, Williston, and Milton.
In a letter to families, President Lisa Zengilowski said these locations "have proven too difficult to make financially sustainable" and will close on Friday, March 13.
This hour, we discuss what happened and consider the impact on Loveworks staff and families. We also learn what new data tells us about the realities of child care in Vermont.
Our guests include:
- Hillary Wolfley, Parent of a 2-year-old at Loveworks’ Montpelier center
- Amanda Goodwin, Director of marketing and communications for Little Sprouts, the parent company of Loveworks
- Aly Richards, CEO of Let’s Grow Kids, a movement for high-quality, affordable childcare by 2025
- Rep. Theresa Wood, Represents the Washington-Chittenden district and sits on the House Committee on Human Services
Broadcast live on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 12 p.m.; rebroadcast at 8 p.m.