Voices for Vermont’s Children Launches Voter’s Guide – 10/6

Voices for Vermont’s Children has put together a Voter’s Guide to help you assess candidates’ values and identify where they stand on the issues that matter most to children and youth. They will launch the Guide at a virtual panel discussion on October 6 at 12:00 pm.

The panel will explore topics like the power of voting, how candidate values can point to policy positions, and the way elections shape the future health and well-being of children and youth in Vermont.

Register now or watch live on Facebook.


Alliance Equity Discussion – “Challenges Faced by Families with Young Children Experiencing Homelessness” – 10/21

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, October 21 at 1:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that this session will be facilitated by Shannon McMahon from Voices Against Violence. Shannon is the Advocacy Coordinator at Voices Against Violence, the domestic and sexual violence agency that serves Franklin and Grand Isle counties. She has been in the movement to end gendered violence in Vermont for ten years, and moved back to work at Voices Against Violence about four years ago because because the program serves the community where she grew up. In preparation for Youth Homelessness Awareness Month in November, she will be the discussing the intersection of domestic violence and experiencing homelessness (who in our communities are more likely to experience this intersection), support for families in Vermont that are affected by violence, and how to support children/youth during this difficult time. 

Email Taylor Hughey, Alliance Outreach Manager, at taylor@vecaa.org, to register.


Read the VCLF Annual Report

The Alliance's parent organization, the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), is a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender that provides loans and other resources to local businesses, community organizations and nonprofits, early care and learning providers, and developers of affordable housing who don’t qualify for a loan from a traditional lender.

The VCLF has released their 2021 Annual Report that highlights their collaboration with state and federal agencies, mission-aligned nonprofits, impact investors, donors, and stakeholders, to help Vermonters forge new ways forward towards opportunity for all. Learn more on the Loan Fund’s 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.


Introducing the Alliance’s New Public Engagement Director – Beverly Boget; Support USM – Turn in Free/Reduced Meal Form by Friday; Preschool Development Grant Survey – Deadline Monday, Oct. 3; Action Circles is Hiring

Housing Town Hall Meetings – 9/27 and 10/25; Vermont Afterschool Conference – 10/28; VFN is Hiring; Vermont Afterschool “Room for Me” Grant – Applications Due 11/14

7 School Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602


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

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