ECDL ’23 is In Person on 3/15/23 – Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Montpelier!

Join the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, early childhood professionals, parents, employers, and policymakers in person to:

  • Meet with legislators about early childhood issues
  • Attend workshops on current topics
  • Take action at the State House
  • Network and exchange information

Our on-line registration page will be live next month.

Scholarships and professional development will be available.  

Save the date and stay tuned to the Alliance’s newslettersFacebook page, and website for more details!


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


BBF to Release “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review” – 1/9

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is holding a virtual briefing to mark the release of “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review” on January 9 at 1:00 pm.

This report provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the state of young child and family well-being in Vermont, as well as progress on selected indicators and outcomes for the early care, health, education system, and recommendations on how best to improve child and family well-being. The wealth of information in the report sheds light on the economic, social, health, and educational conditions for children in Vermont.

For more information and to register for the briefing, visit the BBF website.


VECF Grantees for ‘23 Announced

The Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) is an initiative of Building Bright Futures (BBF) to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of young children, families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live. 

Each year BBF Regional Councils identify two key issues impacting children and families in each of Vermont’s 12 regions. The Vermont Early Childhood Fund uses these regional priorities to guide each year’s grant making.

You can read about this year’s grantees and their projects on the BBF website.


VAHC Hiring for Interim Director – Deadline 12/15

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) is hiring an Interim Director to oversee and coordinate the Coalition’s administrative, outreach, and advocacy functions for a period of five to seven months or until a permanent director is hired.

For a full job description and to apply, visit the VAHC website.


This will be the Alliance’s last newsletter of 2022 – our next newsletter will be in January 2023!


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.


Participate as an Exhibitor at ECDL '23; HFV Nutrition Training Program Slots Available; LGK Campaign Update – 12/10; Farm to Plate Survey

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

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

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