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 email@example.com.
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.
Alliance Members are Working Together – Join Us!
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 this vision in 2019. We hope you will join us in 2020 to build on the past year’s efforts and support several new initiatives. These will be featured in our ‘20 Legislative Agenda, which will be released in the coming days.
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.
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.
“I really appreciate the way the members work together, it’s a three-dimensional approach to the challenges that we face. You guys working together in the building is really powerful.” – Floyd Nease, Lamoille Family Center
Strategic Partners – Welcoming Funders and Others to our Table
In addition to our individual and organizational members, the Alliance collaborates with our Strategic Partners. These are agencies or departments of state government, advisory groups formed by state action, and funder entities working in the early childhood policy area. They are eligible to register as non-dues-paying, non-voting Strategic Partners of the Alliance.
Becoming a Strategic Partner is a visible recognition of shared goals and good-will partnership on policymaking efforts. Strategic Partners support the Alliance’s work on early childhood issues during the legislative session through information exchanges, cooperative monitoring of issues being deliberated by legislators, and discussions about policy development.
You can become a Strategic Partner by completing this online form. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Public Engagement Director Charlie Gliserman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 595-9913
“We refer to the Alliance when we talk about the effectiveness of organizations coming together.” – Representative Theresa Wood
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.