’24 Agenda Issue Survey – Gift Card Raffle – One Week Remaining!

Each year the Alliance asks our newsletter readers to let us know which of the issues on our annual Legislative Agenda are of the most interest to you. We use this information to provide you with occasional updates on those issues, and to let you know about targeted advocacy activities.

This year we are providing an incentive to encourage more of you to participate. Five people who fill out this year’s Legislative Agenda issue survey will be chosen to win a $30 gift card to a business of their choosing! By filling out this form, you are automatically entered to win. Names will be chosen at random on December 15. Winners will be notified by email. 

Alliance membership is not required to be eligible, but joining as an individual member is free! You can find more information about our membership options on our website. 


T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program Applications – Due 12/15

The deadline to apply for the T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood Vermont Scholarship Program is this month. The program is a comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce access to debt-free educational opportunities and helps to establish a well-qualified, fairly compensated, and stable workforce for children in Vermont. T.E.A.C.H. is administered by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC).

Applications are due December 15. Learn more about the scholarship models and apply on the VTAEYC website.


Participate as an Exhibitor at ECDL '24! 

Exhibitors are beginning to sign up for the 2024 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 taylor@vecaa.org, to discuss.


Northern Lights Spring Fundamentals – Registration opens 12/1

Northern Lights at CCV will open registration on Friday, December 1 for “Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals – Spring 2024” for sections with start dates in January and February 2024. 

Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals is a 45-hour training series designed to build a foundation of knowledge and best practice skills for professionals working with groups of children ages birth to eight years old. There will be five sections of trainings that will run during the spring semester with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday class options.

Visit the Northern Lights Training Calendar website beginning on December 1 to register.


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.


Seeking Topics for Alliance Equity Salons; Gift Card Raffle; Alliance Membership Cycle Is Open; Northern Lights Spring Fundamentals

CORRECTION - BBF Regional Council Summit – 12/12; HFV Virtual End Hunger Briefing – 11/29; VCLF Social Impact Report; Save the Date – VFN Annual Conference – 4/2/24

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

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