The Alliance's weekly newsletter includes policy updates, legislative news, and events related to the Alliance's Legislative Agenda. Stay informed by checking the Alliance's Facebook page. To share early childhood advocacy news with the Alliance to be included in future updates, email Sarah Galbraith at

CDD Deputy Commissioner Hiring Update

The Child Development Division recently shared a status update on the recruitment for the CDD Deputy Commissioner. In short, the recruitment process has been restarted in order to give the new Secretary, Mike Smith, an opportunity to be involved in the hiring process. The Agency of Human Services and Department for Children and Families will again publicly post the position for recruitment, and hope to have the position filled in the coming months.

To see the job posting once it is available, visit


Reminder: Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families Public Forum, This Thursday 11/21 in Rutland

The Vermont State Legislature’s Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families will hold a public forum at Rutland Middle School on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to gather public input on the biggest challenges facing Vermonters in poverty and solutions to lift Vermonters out of poverty. A meal and child care will be provided at no cost.

Visit the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families website for the meeting agenda and more information.


2019 Advocacy Conference: Leading Change for Children

Let’s Grow Kids

Multiple dates, times, and locations:

Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Vermont State House

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Northern Vermont University, Johnson

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester

Join this free advocacy conference in support of high-quality, affordable child care. Hear about Let’s Grow Kids’ 2020 Legislative Agenda and regional action planning. Attend advocacy workshops and, at the Montpelier locations only, join a State House tour.

Visit the Let’s Grow Kids website for more details and to register.


State Advisory Council Meeting

Building Bright Futures

Monday, November 25 at 12:00 pm, Vermont Independent Insurance Agents Association, 600 Blair Park, Williston

The BBF State Advisory Council brings together early childhood leaders and decision makers from across sectors to better coordinate and enhance services for young children. The Council identifies early childhood policy priorities each year and develops annual recommendations around these priorities.

Visit the Building Bright Futures website for more details on the advisory committee and its meetings, including minutes from previous meetings, plus see the full lineup of upcoming BBF meetings.


Alliance Members are Working Together – Join Us!

The Alliance’s 2020 membership cycle has begun. Join the Alliance’s coalition of early childhood organizations, professionals, providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children and families.

If you're already a member, it's time to renew (you can check your membership status on the Alliance website). Thank you for your continued support and contributions.

You can join or renew your membership online today. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Public Engagement Director Charlie Gliserman at or (802) 595-9913.

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.

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.


2020 Legislative Agenda Reviews and Advocacy Trainings, Voices Fall Conference, and Save the Date for ECDL

BBF UPK Regional Forums, HFV Hiring for Early Education Outreach

15 State Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

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

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