Legislative Update and Events – ’23 Session Begins Tomorrow

The Legislature will reconvene tomorrow, January 4, to start the new legislative session.

While the first few days are dominated by the pomp and circumstance of seating legislators and statewide officials, the real work will start by early next week. You can find the weekly schedule for floor sessions and committee hearings, and ways to access the meetings, on the Legislature’s webpage. As always, note that the schedule changes often.

Alliance staff has begun to work with our partner organizations to monitor these legislative discussions and support advocacy throughout the session. Please let us know what we can do to help you stay involved in events at the State House.

Note - Our 2023 Legislative Agenda will be released this Thursday, January 5.


VCLF Justice Forward Fund Update

With the launch of the Justice Forward Fund this past August, the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) has increased its commitment to guarantee access to capital for all Vermonters. Through the work of the Fund, VCLF is making impact investment capital as accessible as possible to BIPOC Vermonters systemically and generationally excluded from building wealth.

Read about the development and launch of the Justice Forward Fund, and meet a few of their borrowers, in their newsletter.


VTAEYC Annual Report Released

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) released their 2022 Annual Report in December that shares accomplishments from the year and how they worked towards their goal to be a member-focused, equity-minded, leading organization for early childhood education in Vermont.

To read the report and to see video highlights, visit the VTAEYC website.


Upcoming Events in January

  • Building Bright Futures: The State of Vermont’s Children and Families Briefing – 1/9 at 1:00 pm

Join Building Bright Futures (BBF) on January 9 at 1:00 pm for a virtual briefing on the state of Vermont’s young children and families. Included in the briefing will be highlights from this year's "State of Vermont's Children and Families" report, as well as a question-and-answer session.

To register for the virtual briefing and to request a copy of the report, visit the  BBF website.


  • Let’s Grow Kids ECE Advancement Webinar – 1/10 at 6:00 pm

Join Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) for an update of "What's the latest?" in the work to advance early childhood education (ECE) as a profession. This briefing is designed for early childhood educators who have some familiarity with the “Advancing as a Profession” initiative.

For more information and to register, visit the LGK 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.


ECDL ’23 is In Person on 3/15/23 – Save the Date; Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open; BBF to Release “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review”; VECF Grantees for ‘23 Announced – 1/9; VAHC Hiring for Interim Director

Participate as an Exhibitor at ECDL '23; HFV Nutrition Training Program Slots Available; LGK Campaign Update – 12/10; Farm to Plate Survey

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

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