BBF Regional Council Summit – 12/12

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is hosting a Regional Council Summit on December 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm via Zoom. The event will include a keynote by Dr. Gillian Boudreau, licensed clinical psychologist, school psychologist, author, and speaker with a focus on autism, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Morgan Crossman, BBF’s Executive Director, will present data highlights from the 2022 Family Needs Assessment Survey.  The event will feature a statewide discussion on three of the key issues facing children and families across the state that were identified by BBF Regional Councils: family safety, mental health, and strategies to build resilience for children, families, and communities.

To register for the Summit, visit the BBF website.


Alliance Membership Cycle Is 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.

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


Vermont Afterschool Hiring for Community Coordinators and Releases STEM Survey

Vermont Afterschool is hiring for five Community Coordinator positions in Barre, Bennington, Cabot, Rutland, and Franklin County. Each Coordinator will build and strengthen a local coalition focused on creating a youth-friendly community, organize a youth council, support the coalition and youth council as they go through an asset mapping and needs assessment process, and work with a consultant to develop implementation plans for youth driven initiatives/proposals to create more youth friendly community spaces. The Community Coordinators will work to increase “third-space” opportunities for youth and build awareness about the importance of providing these opportunities for youth development.

For the full job description and instructions on how to apply, visit the Vermont Afterschool website. All applications are due November 22.

Vermont Afterschool has also released a survey to gather feedback about the quality and reach of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the field. This survey will be used to identify the most pressing issues when it comes to supporting programs in offering STEM. The results will also provide our STEM Advisory Board with voices from the field to use as they advocate for what out-of-school time programs need to be successful.

To fill out the survey, visit the Vermont Afterschool 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.


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

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

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

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