Seeking DEI Topics and Discussion Leaders for Alliance Equity Salons

Do you have an idea for a DEI-related topic you'd like to learn more about and discuss with your peers? Know someone who you think would be great as a presenter or facilitator?

We're working on scheduling topics for the Alliance's monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group for the coming year, and we need your input and ideas. We like to focus on topics that are especially related or relevant to kids 0 to 8 and their families, but also talk about topics of more general interest and related to organizations and management.

Help us continue to build this series of gatherings that help the early childhood community to engage in sustained learning about anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. 

Share your ideas with Matt Levin, Alliance Executive Director, at


Fill Out the ’24 Agenda Issue Survey – Gift Card Raffle

Each year the Alliance asks our newsletter readers to let us know which of the issues on our annual Legislative Agenda are of the most interest to you. We use this information to provide you with occasional updates on those issues, and to let you know about targeted advocacy activities.

This year we are providing an incentive to encourage more of you to participate. Five people who fill out this year’s Legislative Agenda issue survey will be chosen to win a $30 gift card to a business of their choosing! By filling out this form, you are automatically entered to win. Names will be chosen at random on December 15. Winners will be notified by email. 

Alliance membership is not required to be eligible, but joining as an individual member is free! You can find more information about our membership options on our website. 


Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open – Join Us!

The Alliance’s 2024 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.

Dues for organizational memberships are on a sliding scale, based on annual budgets. Dues for individual memberships are voluntary, by donation.

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


Northern Lights Spring Fundamentals – Registration opens 12/1

Northern Lights at CCV will open registration on Friday, December 1 for “Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals – Spring 2024” for sections with start dates in January and February 2024. 

Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals is a 45-hour training series designed to build a foundation of knowledge and best practice skills for professionals working with groups of children ages birth to eight years old. There will be five sections of trainings that will run during the spring semester with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday class options.

Visit the Northern Lights Training Calendar website beginning on December 1 to register.


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.


Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open – Join Us!; Fill Out the ’24 Agenda Issue Survey – Gift Card Raffle; ECDL '24 Save the Date

CORRECTION - BBF Regional Council Summit – 12/12; HFV Virtual End Hunger Briefing – 11/29; VCLF Social Impact Report; Save the Date – VFN Annual Conference – 4/2/24

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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