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!


Join the Alliance Today

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 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


Apply to Represent Vermont at Strolling Thunder – Deadline 2/25

ZERO TO THREE, a nationwide early childhood organization that works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development, is looking for a Vermont parent/guardian and their baby or toddler (under the age of three) to participate in this year’s Strolling Thunder, a virtual event to bring national attention to what babies – and families – need to thrive.

On May 17, ZERO TO THREE will connect the chosen representative from every state with their Members of Congress for virtual conversations about raising young children and the programs and policies they need to support their baby’s healthy development. No advocacy experience is necessary, selected families will get training and support for the meetings.

The deadline to apply is February 25. For more information and to submit an application, visit the Strolling Thunder website.


Applications Open for Farm to School and Early Childhood CSA Grant – Deadline 2/18

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is now accepting applications for the Farm to School and Early Childhood Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Grant. This competitive grant is open to licensed childcare providers and afterschool programs who want to incorporate more local food into their programs. Successful grantees will receive a grant to cover 80 percent of the cost of a CSA or farm share from the Vermont farm of their choosing. The maximum grant award is $1,000.

The deadline to apply is February 18th at 12:00 pm.

For more information about the grant and to apply, visit the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets 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 - Farm to School and Early Childhood

Public Hearings on the FY23 Budget; Alliance "Legislative Happy Hour" – 2/7: Universal School Meals and Farm to School and Early Childhood; Register for ECDL; Nominations Open For SNA-VT Award – Deadline 2/7; VTAEYC TEACH Scholarship Information Sessions

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

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