Help on the way for child care centers in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Help is coming for Vermont child care centers that were shuttered by the state's emergency stay-at-home order.

The state's Department for Children and Families says that they are funding 50% of tuition costs for the child care spaces that families are unable to use due to the closures.

We're told it's estimated to cost over $2 million per week. Officials say they want to preserve the spaces so that child care is available when everyone returns to work.

DCF says the state is also paying a supplement to help support child care services for the families of essential workers.