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Dem Govs Get it Done: President Biden’s Visit to CT Highlights Gov. Lamont’s Success in Making the State “a Model” for Child Care Programs

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As President Biden visited a child development center in Connecticut on Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont was in the spotlight for his record of expanding access to child care for families — which is both supporting kids and helping parents get back to work.

The Hartford Courant reported: “For Connecticut, the Biden visits highlight the impact of about $300 million in federal money for child care programs since the pandemic began. Connecticut’s relatively quick distribution of this funding has been a model for other states.” 

According to the Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood Education, Gov. Lamont’s actions “really did save child care.” 

In addition to funding child care, Gov. Lamont has taken key steps to guide Connecticut’s pandemic recovery and support families and small businesses. Connecticut has one of the highest vaccination rates among eligible residents in the entire country, thanks to Gov. Lamont’s vaccine rollout strategy, which has kept hospitalizations low and businesses open.

DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said, “Gov. Lamont’s strong and quick leadership to make historic investments in child care has been a crucial lifeline to families, while helping get people back to work. This is just one example of why electing Democratic governors matters, and Connecticut voters will always remember how Gov. Lamont spearheaded a bipartisan, science-based approach to lead the state out of the pandemic.”