Participate as an Exhibitor at ECDL '23! 

Sponsors are beginning to sign up to exhibit at the 2023 Early Childhood Day at the Legislature. We have space for several more organizations to join the exhibit hall, interact with participants, and support this day of advocacy for early childhood professionals, parents, employers, and policymakers.

For more information, visit the Alliance website or contact Taylor Hughey, Alliance Outreach Manager, at, to discuss.


HFV Nutrition Training Program Slots Available

Hunger Free Vermont (HFV) is currently recruiting Vermont early care and education programs to participate in a free online early childhood nutrition training program starting in January and going through September 2023.

The “Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care” program is an environmental change intervention that trains early childhood educators in nutrition and physical activity best practices for early childhood.

HFV is a Northern Lights professional development sponsor, and each participant can receive 5+ hours of credited PD. Each participating program will also be eligible for a $500 stipend. There are four spots open, and enrollment will be based on a first come, first served basis.

If you are interested, please fill out this google form.

Questions can be directed to Keely Agan, HFV Early Childhood Nutrition Manager.


LGK Campaign Update – 12/10

Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) will be hosting their final virtual child campaign update of the year on December 10 at 10:00 am. Dimitri Garder, CEO of Global-Z, and Morgan Crossman, Executive Director of Building Bright Futures, will be sharing their insights on the pending Child Care and Early Education Financing Study, which will be completed in January.

To register, visit the LGK website.


Farm to Plate Survey

Vermont Farm to Plate is asking for responses to a survey that will help inform the creation of a Vermont Food Security Plan.

The comprehensive Vermont Food Security Plan has been called for by the Legislature, the Farm to Plate Network, the Climate Council, and many others across the state. Its goal is to map out a way to make sure that all people in Vermont have access to the food that they need and want, now and in the future.

You can fill out the survey here.

For more information about their vision, visit the VT Farm to Plate 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.


VBSR Virtual Lunch Hour Conversation – “Child Care is Everyone’s Business” – TODAY 11/30; HFV and VT Foodbank Vermont Food Security Briefing – 12/9; VCW is Hiring – Deadline 12/11; Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open

Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 11/18; HFV Releases Report and Hosts Info Session – 11/18; Read the VCLF Social Impact Report

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

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