Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – “Winter Holiday Perils and Possibilities” – 11/18

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 this Friday, November 18 at 1:00 pm.

This month’s session, “Winter Holiday Perils and Possibilities,” will be facilitated by Alliance Executive Director Matt Levin. He will provide one Jewish person’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities that come with public celebrations of the traditional December holidays in classrooms, offices, waiting rooms, and break rooms. 

Email Taylor Hughey, Alliance Outreach Manager, at to register.


HFV Releases Report and Hosts Info Session – 11/18

Hunger Free Vermont (HFV) has published a report on their “Providing Meals in Early Childhood Settings” study, which they conducted during the latter half of 2021. The purpose of this study of the early childhood education community was to uncover the barriers and true cost of meal programming for childcare programs.

To provide more information about the report and its findings, HFV and the Farm to School and Early Childhood Coalition will be hosting a virtual information session this Friday, November 18, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The session will dig deeper into the report and also share a newly-developed mapping tool that provides quantitative data on meal programming and access around the state of Vermont.

To register for the session, visit the HFV website.


Read the VCLF Social Impact 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.

This month, VCLF released their 2022 Social Impact Report that highlights the community-empowering work they have done in the last year. The VCLF loan portfolio impacts for 2022 include 170 children enrolled in early care and learning programs, 261 affordable homes built and rehabilitated, and 457 jobs created and preserved.

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.


BBF Regional Council Summit – 12/12; Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open; Vermont Afterschool Hiring for Community Coordinators and Releases STEM Survey

Alliance Membership Cycle Open; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – “Winter Holiday Perils and Possibilities” – 11/18; VFN Hires New Executive Director

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

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