WATERVILLE – New child care legislation was unveiled in Waterville Friday.
Supporters of LD 1760 said it expands access to childcare by opening up new centers, improving the quality of childcare and building a strong childcare workforce.
“Maine needs workers, yet how can we expect parents to go to work if they don’t feel comfortable with that childcare? This bill is about making sure parents go to work knowing their child is in safe hands,” said Maine Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash.
“I wouldn’t be able to better myself if I didn’t know my kids were okay where they were,” said parent Kaitlin Taylor.
The bill still needs to work its way through the legislative process.
More information about the bill can be found here.