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Please renew the child care tax

Dear Editor:

I am writing in regards to the upcoming tax renewal for the childcare tax. I operate a childcare center, Aspen Mountain Tots, in the Yellow Brick and I am a mom of two kids. This tax affects my family and so many others in a huge way.

Without these funds I could never have opened my business. Kids First gave me a start up grant to be able to operate an infant-toddler center and be able to offer spaces for that age group in our community. Over the last four years I have received money for capital and quality improvements and money to subsidize my program to keep the cost affordable for families. I also receive financial aid for my kids to attend school. One of my kids attends my program and my oldest is at Mare’s Playgroup. Without this financial support it would be extremely difficult to live in our beautiful valley. It would be nearly impossible.

Everyone in the city needs to know how important it is that this tax gets renewed. If it does not get voted in the kids first support both financial and professional will go away for child care providers and the families we support and take care of. I am urging everyone to vote YES to pass this tax.

Remember the kids of our community are our future. Make sure that they have quality schools to attend and help them get a great start to have successful futures.

Thank you for your support.

Christina Holloway

Aspen


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