Homelessness Awareness Day – 1/20

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, Chittenden County Homelessness Alliance, and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness will host the Vermont Virtual Homelessness Awareness Day and Vigil on January 20 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join homeless and formerly homeless Vermonters, service and shelter providers, and housing advocates from across the state as they reflect on what can be done in the coming year to end homelessness in Vermont.

For more information, visit the VAHC website.


LGK “Tests for Tots” Information Session – 1/20

Let’s Grow Kids is hosting a virtual information session with the Vermont Department of Health about Tests for Tots and ongoing COVID response in our early childhood education system on January 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Participants will hear directly from Vermont Department of Health representatives and be able to submit questions.

For more information and to register, visit the LGK 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 dan@vecaa.org to register.


Second Alliance "Legislative Happy Hour" – 1/24

This winter, the Alliance will be hosting four virtual “Legislative Happy Hours” leading up to this year’s ECDL. Each session will focus on one or two issues from the Alliance’s 2022 Legislative Agenda. Joined by representatives from the lead organizations, participants will be able to ask direct questions and hear a brief legislative update regarding the issues. 

The next session will be held Monday, January 24 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. It will focus on two topics – early childhood education and the Parent Child Center Network.

Hosted by representatives from Let’s Grow Kids, the Vermont Parent Child Center Network, and the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about early childhood education policy, understand the advocacy efforts to support the Parent Child Center Network, and receive an update on where their issues stand in the Legislature.

Click here to register through Zoom.


VFN Storytelling Event Information Sessions – 1/25 and 1/26

Vermont Family Network (VFN) is hosting two information sessions for their live online storytelling event centered around disabilities and their impact on family life on January 25 at 6:00 pm and January 26 at 12:00 pm. The storytelling event, led by Susanne Schmidt, will culminate on June 3, and will feature people from around the state offering their unique experiences. These information sessions offer a unique way to share stories that will be included in the live event.

Register for the January 25 information session.

Register for the January 26 information session.

If you are interested in sharing your story or have any questions, email the VFN at info@vtfn.org.


VFN is Hiring

Vermont Family Network (VFN) is hiring for a President/CEO. This position is responsible for the implementation and articulation of the VFN’s mission, vision, and values, and for ensuring its integrity. The President/CEO will provide overall leadership for the organization and, in collaboration with the Board, establish major direction and financial stability for the organization.

To find out more about this position and how to apply, visit the VFN website.


BBF is Hiring

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is hiring for a Regional Coordinator to support the Central Vermont and Lamoille Valley regions. The Regional Coordinator is responsible for supporting Regional Council operations in two regions, coordinating the implementation of each region’s action plan, and serving as a liaison between the regions and BBF’s statewide network. 

To find out more about this position and how to apply, visit the BBF website.


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.


Read the 2021 "State of Vermont's Children: Year in Review" Report from BBF; Northeast Farm to School Institute – Applications Open; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 1/21; Join the Alliance

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