Alliance Membership Cycle Open

The Alliance’s 2023 membership cycle is open! Alliance members are committed to a common purpose – working together to amplify early childhood voices and influence policy making in order to realize the promise of every Vermont child. We are grateful for the work of our members who advanced our vision this year. We hope you will join us in the coming year to build on the past year’s efforts and support several new initiatives.

The Alliance’s diverse coalition of members come from communities around the state that inform solutions to our health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education challenges. The Alliance is committed to bringing these perspectives to the State House and strengthening members’ advocacy voices along the way.

You can join or renew your annual membership online today. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Outreach Manager Taylor Hughey at

The Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund which is a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Therefore, your membership donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.


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 on 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.


VFN Hires New Executive Director

The Vermont Family Network (VFN) has hired Dr. Jacqueline Kelleher as its new Executive Director. Dr. Kelleher brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the needs of families of children with a disability, special health need, or mental health issue. Most recently, Dr. Kelleher worked as the State Director of Special Education with the Vermont Agency of Education from 2019 to 2022.

To read the full announcement, visit the VFN 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.


Become a Sponsor of ECDL ‘23!; Hunger Free Vermont is Hiring for a Development Associate; Main Street Alliance is Hiring for a Contract Role; Farm to School and Early Childhood Grant Applications – Deadline 11/3

Alliance Equity Discussion – “Challenges Faced by Families with Young Children Experiencing Homelessness” – 10/21; VTAEYC Names Vermont Educator of the Year; FTSEC Event Celebrates National Farm to School Month

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

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