Read the 2021 "State of Vermont's Children: Year in Review" Report from BBF

On Monday, Building Bright Futures (BBF) released the 2021 "State of Vermont's Children: Year in Review" Report.

This report provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the state of young child and family well-being in Vermont, as well as progress on selected indicators and outcomes for the early care, health, education system, and recommendations on how best to improve child and family well-being. The wealth of information in the report sheds light on the economic, social, health, and educational conditions for children in Vermont.

Find more information and read the full report on the BBF Website.


Northeast Farm to School Institute – Applications Open

The Northeast Farm to School Institute is now accepting applications until February 14. This year-long professional learning opportunity serves selected school, district, or early childhood teams from New England and New York. During the program, selected participants will have access to farm to school action planning, coaching, skill building, and networking opportunities.

For more information and to apply, visit the Northeast Farm to School Institute website.


Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 1/21

Join a group of peers and colleagues from the early childhood community to engage in sustained learning about anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The Alliance hosts a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom, and the next session is coming up on Friday, January 21 at 1:00 pm.

“Teaching Black History Month All Year Round” will be facilitated by Chris Dodge, a veteran Vermont educator and school principal at Swanton Elementary School. Chris is currently finishing his certificate of advanced graduate study in school law at the University of Connecticut, where much of his learning has focused on equity, social and restorative justice, and anti-racism.

Email Dan Brown, Alliance Public Engagement Director, at to register.


Join the Alliance

The Alliance’s 2022 membership cycle is open! Alliance members are committed to a common purpose – working together to amplify early childhood voices and influence policy making in order to realize the promise of every Vermont child. We are grateful for the work of our members who advanced our vision this year. We hope you will join us in the coming year to build on the past year’s efforts and support several new initiatives.

You can join or renew your annual membership online today. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Outreach Manager Taylor Hughey at


The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition formed in 2000 of early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impact young children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The Alliance crafts an annual Legislative Agenda in partnership with early childhood organizations, provides year-round advocacy support, and facilitates meaningful interactions with policymakers at key times during the decision making process.


Alliance Releases 2022 Legislative Agenda; ECDL Save the Date

Legislative Update and Events – ’21-’22 Session Reconvened Today; Alliance Legislative Happy Hour – 1/10; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 1/21

7 School Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

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