While we do our best to ensure that the data and context included in the yearly State of Vermont’s Children are accurate, there are inevitably corrections to be made. The digital file on our website has been updated; however, we want to highlight the changes that have been made for those of you who accessed previous digital versions.
On page 10, clarifications were made regarding the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which now reads:
Some early care and education programs are eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and are reimbursed for healthy food and snacks provided to enrolled children. As of March 2022, only 438 programs participated in CACFP (approximately 39%) due to inequitable access and barriers. Programs can provide meals through alternative means.
The following paragraph is now included in the Child Development and Education section of the report on page 19:
According to data from the Bright Futures Information System (BFIS), in December 2021, there were 7,016 unduplicated individuals working in regulated child care settings, in positions working with children. This is down 16% from 8,345 in December of 2018. Data from the new Child Development Division Information System (CDDIS) show that there were 5,446 children whose families received support through the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) as of September 30, 2022, with 3,547 children (65%) being under the age of 5.
On pages 21 and 25, the percent of children ready for kindergarten has been updated to 85% based on the most up-to-date data. Additional technical corrections have been made to reflect current SU/SD names on pages 26-37.
The membership list of the State Advisory Council has been updated to reflect membership as of December 2022 rather than June of 2022. Apologies to the following members who were not included:
- Xusana Davis from the Agency of Administration, Office of Racial Equity
- Aryka Radke, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division (non-voting member)
- Kendal Smith, Governor’s Office (non-voting member)
- Jessica Vintinner, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
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