Legislature Reconvenes – ’24 Legislative Session Begins Tomorrow

The Vermont Legislature will reconvene tomorrow, January 3, to start the new legislative session.  Committees will start meeting on the first day of the session. 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 2024 Legislative Agenda will be released this Thursday, January 4.


BBF to Release “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2023 Year in Review” – 1/18

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is holding a virtual briefing to mark the release of “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2023 Year in Review” on January 18 at 12:00 pm.

This report provides a snapshot of the state of Vermont’s children and families, including a profile for each of Vermont’s 12 service delivery regions. It also highlights the annual Policy Recommendations from Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network. 

The 2023 report will be available for download on January 18, and reports from 2015–2022 are available here. To receive a free paper copy of the 2023 report, please fill out this form.

For more information and to register for the briefing, visit the BBF website.


VECF Grantees for 2024 Announced

Building Bright Futures (BBF) has announced the recipients of its Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) awards for 2024. The fund supports creative solutions that will improve the well-being of young children, families, and the Vermont communities in which they live.

VECF was established in 2021 thanks to a generous grant from a private donor. The program is now funded by the Vermont Integration Project: Building Integration in Vermont’s Birth–5 Early Childhood Systems (VIP B–5) Preschool Development Grant, a $23 million federal grant to strengthen the state’s early childhood system. With this federal support, VECF expanded its funding tenfold this year and is slated to continue in 2024 and 2025, with two funding cycles each year for a total of $6 million over three years.  BBF will begin accepting applications for the next round of funding in February 2024.

You can see the recipients of funding from the latest round of grants on 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.


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