ECDL Date Change – April 10, 2024

With the flooding in Montpelier this past summer, the city and its venues have been thrown into repair, renovation, and clean-up. The Capitol Plaza Hotel, our usual venue for ECDL, has been undergoing renovations after a large amount of flood damage. Because of this, we have decided to move the date of ECDL 2024 from March 13 to April 10. This will allow us to keep the same structure of the day with sessions, exhibitors, and the lunch with Legislators. 

Stay tuned to the Alliance website for registration updates in January.


SPARQS Overview Webinar – 1/10

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) is hosting an overview webinar that will help attendees gain an understanding of the System for Program Access to Resources for Quality Supports (SPARQS) on January 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

By the end of the training participants will be able to identify the mission of SPARQS as well as its three main components: Coaching and Support Services, Assessments, and the Vermont Early Childhood Networks. Attendees will learn who the dedicated Quality Support Specialist is for their region and have a chance to ask questions about the program as a whole.

To register, visit the VTAEYC website.



BBF is Hiring

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is hiring for a contractor with expertise in strategic systems change and project management to update Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP), the five-year strategic plan. 

This role will work closely with BBF staff and BBF's equity consultant to manage the project development, community partner engagement, synthesis, writing, editing, and finalization of the updated VECAP.  They are looking for applicants who can join them in the planning stages starting early 2024 through finalization in fall of 2025. 

For more information and to apply, visit the BBF website. Applications are due Friday, January 19, 2024.


VFN is Hiring

Vermont Family Network (VFN) is hiring for multiple positions, including a part-time Policy/Advocacy Coordinator. This position is the lead advocate and synthesizer of local, regional, and national policies and practices that improve outcomes and quality of life for children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs. In addition to leading the systems advocacy, it also supports VFN’s training and mentoring of family leaders and self-advocates. This is a part-time, hourly position with the potential of additional hours in the future depending on grant funding.

For more information about this position, other open positions, and to apply, visit the VFN website. All are open until filled.


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.


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