RSVP for BBF’s October SAC Meeting on Access and Equity – October 26

The next Building Bright Futures (BBF) State Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting is on Monday, October 26, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The meeting will include a panel and discussion with early childhood representatives on challenges to access and inclusion, and how systemic racism and discrimination impact their ability to serve children and families. Congressman Peter Welch will join to listen and provide an update on his work to support Vermont children and families.

Find more information on BBF’s website and RSVP for the meeting here.


Celebrate Safely with Halloween Guidance from the Department of Health

On October 14, the Vermont Department of Health issued brief guidance on Halloween celebrations during COVID-19. The guidance encourages families to keep three phrases in mind: 6-foot spaces; masks on faces; uncrowded places.

Visit the Department of Health website to learn more.


Meal Access for Families Extended

The federal waiver allowing schools to serve free meals to all children 18 and under has been extended for the entire school year! Hunger Free Vermont created a flyer for families with young children that outlines how they can access these meals.

As a reminder, many schools/meal sites are operating as "open sites," which means that children who aren't enrolled in the school can access these free meals every day. Hunger Free Vermont uses this mapping tool to share how people can access meals at different sites.

Please share this information with your networks!


Mail In Your Ballots by October 24!

The Secretary of State recommends sending all mail-in ballots by Saturday, October 24 to ensure they arrive in time to be counted. If you haven't already, submit your mail-in ballot and confirm it was received at For more voter resources, see the Alliance’s Special Election Newsletter.


Legislative Agenda Application Office Hours

The 2021 Legislative Agenda-setting process is now open! The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 16 at 12:00 pm. If you have any questions about applying, please register for our office hours or email Matt Levin, Alliance Executive Director, at

Visit our website for more information about the Agenda-setting process.


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

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