Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 10/15

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 has established a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom, and the next session is coming up on Friday, October 15 at 1:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that this session will be facilitated by David Martin, the new Executive Director of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. This month we will be discussing the upcoming National Youth Homelessness Month in November, how to help homeless children overcome barriers to inclusion, and how homeless children are included in the greater early childhood system.

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


Hunger Free Vermont, 3SquaresVT Conference – 10/13 and 14

Registration is now open for the Hunger Free Vermont 3SquaresVT Conference. This year’s online format features a two-day session to help participants gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT and focus on the systems, structures, and solutions to hunger in Vermont.

This year’s conference will take place on Oct. 13 and 14 and will be held virtually. Sessions will run from 12:30pm-5:30 pm on both days.

Click here for more information and to register.


BBF Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants – Application Process Begun, Info Session 10/15

Building Bright Futures (BBF) recently announced the creation of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) to support investments in regional creative solutions.

The VECF will support up to seven regional proposals through grants totaling $100,000 for projects undertaken during 2022. Eligible projects should address at least one of the priorities identified by the BBF Regional Early Childhood Council and support the vision stated in Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP).

Letters of Interest are due November 1, with successful applicants selected to submit a full application in December. BBF will hold a virtual information session on October 15 at 12:00 pm to answer specific questions about the new program.

For more information and to apply, click here.


VTAEYC Compensation Report Released

VTAEYC’s “Advancing as a Profession” Task Force has released a new report about professional compensation. The recommendations in this report are intended to form the foundation upon which to build future professional compensation standards for all early childhood educators.

Click here to read the full report.


VT ECE Conference Continues – 10/20 and 21

The October session of this year’s Virtual Vermont Early Childhood Education Conference takes place on October 20 and 21. Each section of the conference includes an evening plenary session and a follow up workshop session offered twice the next day. The theme for October session is “Advancing ECE as a Profession,” and features remarks by NAEYC CEO Rhian Evans Allvin.

All sessions are offered online in real-time and eligible for professional development hours, approved by Northern Lights at CCV.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here.


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.


Perinatal Storytelling Series – 10/7; ARPA/Federal Funds Listening Tour Continues; Vermont Community Action Plan Community Forums

Legislative Agenda Application Deadline – 9/23; Rooting Out Racism Training; American Rescue Plan/Federal Funds Listening Tour; Register for the VTAEYC Fall Conference – 9/29

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

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