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December 12, 2023

Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut’s First Registered Apprenticeship Program to Train Workers for High-Demand, Home-Based Child Care Jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Commissioner Beth Bye, and CSEA SEIU Local 2001 President Travis Woodward today held a news conference in Hartford to announce the formation of a new Registered Apprenticeship Program to encourage jobseekers to enter careers in home-based child care and fill high-demand jobs in this field.

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New Hampshire

Lack of State-Funded Preschool Leaves NH Children Lagging Behind Peers

Education experts say children in New Hampshire are at risk of falling behind their peers in other states with well-funded preschool programs.

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New Mexico

New Mexico’s Early Childhood Development Gets $10 Million for Preschool Development

New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department will get $10 million in federal dollars at the end of the calendar year for preschool development.

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Child Care Providers See Benefits of State Subsidies in Lamoille County

A collection of parents, lawmakers, advocates and child care providers gathered in the partially constructed new addition to Apple Tree Learning Center in Stowe earlier this month to tout the benefits of a slew of state subsidies that proponents claim is already having a transformative effect on an essential but troubled Vermont industry.

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