Alliance Equity Discussion – Principles of Education Justice in ECE – 2/18

Join a group of peers and colleagues from the early childhood community to engage in sustained learning about anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The Alliance hosts a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom, and the next session is coming up on Friday, February 18 at 1:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that this session will be facilitated by Kayla Arena-Giron and Alyssa Chen from the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont as well as Amanda Garcés from the Vermont Human Rights Commission. We will be discussing the principles of education justice, how to support these principles in the early childhood setting, and how to support education justice advocacy.

Please RSVP to Alliance Public Engagement Director Dan Brown at We hope to see you there!


Vermont Afterschool Grant Opportunity

Vermont Afterschool has announced a new $4.8m Afterschool & Summer Expanding Access Grant program aimed at expanding access to and improving the quality of summer enrichment opportunities and afterschool programming for children and youth throughout Vermont.

With federal funds secured by Sen. Bernie Sanders and the rest of Vermont’s Congressional delegation, Vermont Afterschool is partnering with the Vermont Agency of Education to launch this new grant program to support programs in summer 2022, the 2022–23 school year, and summer 2023.

For more information on guidelines and how to apply, visit the Vermont Afterschool 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.


Issue Update - Transforming Early Childhood Education

Alliance Equity Discussion – 2/18; Register for ECDL; Join the Alliance Today; Apply to Represent Vermont at Strolling Thunder – Deadline 2/25; Applications Open for Farm to School and Early Childhood CSA Grant – Deadline 2/18

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

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