VTEAYC Webinar on State Health Insurance Enrollment

On December 1, VTAEYC hosted a webinar with Vermont Health Connect to help early childhood educators learn about new affordable health insurance options. Here are a few things we learned:

  • You can make an appointment with a navigator via Vermont Health Connect.
  • Employers who do not offer health insurance may be able to offer Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Accounts that could help employees' premium and out-of-pocket costs.
  • There are no-premium and reduced-premium plans available at much higher incomes than in the past.
  • Open enrollment is through January 15, 2021, but you need to sign up by December 15 to be covered on January 1.

Watch the webinar recording and check out Vermont Health Connect's plan comparison tool.


Vermont Afterschool is Hiring

Vermont Afterschool is searching for a Business and Finance Manager to help increase their operational capacity. This is a newly created, full-time position, crafted to work closely with the Executive Director and Assistant Director to manage financial and accounting systems and support staff and programs.

For more information about this position, including a link to the full job description and application instructions, visit the Vermont Afterschool website.


VTAEYC Eliminates Co-Pays for T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships

Thanks to increased funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, VTAEYC has eliminated co-pays for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood scholarship recipients and sponsor programs. This change is retroactive to August 2021 and will continue through 2023. These scholarships are available for Apprenticeship, Associate, Bachelor’s and Licensure models.

For more information, visit the VTAEYC website.


Alliance ’22 Membership Cycle Open – Join or Renew Today!

The Alliance’s 2022 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 taylor@vecaa.org


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.


Farm to School Community Partnerships & Family Engagement Workshop – Dec 9; Let’s Grow Kids Legislator Events; Fund Vermont’s Future (FVF) Campaign Manager; ARPA Fund Applications Open

FY 2023 Budget – Public Comments Open; Tell Us Which Issues You Care Most about on the 2022 Legislative Agenda; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 11/19; Alliance Membership Cycle Open – Join or Renew Today!

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

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