Vermont faces shortage of childcare workers – WCAX

As Vermont is gearing up to make tougher standards for child care licensees and their workers, there is already a worker shortage in Vermont. Will new regulations make the jobs more attractive – or just harder for employers to offer?

"A study out Thursday from child care advocacy group "Let's Grow Kids" says right now, we have about 2,700 child care workers. They estimate that to meet the demand for regulated care in Vermont we need another 2,100. That's a 78% increase. Child care providers WCAX News spoke with say finding those workers is challenging. Our Cat Viglienzoni explains why. If you want Nadeau's Playschool in Williston to take care of your infant, get in line. "I think the waitlist is four pages long and there's probably about 30 spots on each page," said Bethany Caruso, the assistant director at Nadeau's.

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