Highlights from 2022 Early Childhood Day at the Legislature

ECDL ’22 was a great success! Over 150 early childhood advocates attended Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL) virtually on March 9, 2022. People from all over the state logged in to ask the 52 participating legislators to support Vermont’s young children and families.  

ECDL is an annual day of advocacy, education, and networking organized by the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, Let's Grow Kids, and Building Bright Futures. The event brings together early childhood professionals and providers, parents, employers, business owners, and policymakers to focus on early childhood issues.  

This year’s event marked the 28th edition of this annual day of advocacy. Live speakers in the morning included Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray, President Pro Tempore Rebecca Balint, and featured speaker Pollaidh Major, Outreach Representative of the Office of U.S. Sen. Leahy.

The Day included advocacy seminars and a luncheon attended by legislators that gave advocates the opportunity to speak one-on-one with policy makers about issues that impact families and children in the areas of health, safety, economic security, food security, and early care and education. (See the full Alliance 2022 Legislative Agenda here: vecaa.org/legislative-agenda)  

After lunch, participants had time to debrief and network before gathering together again for concluding live remarks from Speaker of the House Rep. Jill Krowinski and recorded remarks from U.S. Representative Peter Welch and Governor Phil Scott.

Thank you to everyone who was part of the wonderful event this year. You can read a longer summary of the Day's highlights on the Alliance websiteWe look forward to seeing you in-person next year Wednesday, March 15, 2023!

If you have not already, please take two minutes to fill out our evaluation survey by Monday, March 21.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make Early Childhood Day at the Legislature so successful this year!


LGK Releases "Stalled at the Start Report"

Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) has released the latest version of their "Stalled at the Start report", which every two years analyzes the supply of and demand for regulated child care for children birth to five in Vermont. Among other things, the Report documents that at least 8,752 slots are currently needed to meet the demand for child care in Vermont.

For more information and to read the Report, visit the LGK website.


BBF Regional Council Survey – Deadline 3/21

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is collecting feedback on how they can best support Regional Councils through a brief survey.

BBF supports 12 Regional Early Childhood Councils across the state. Each Council is supported by one of BBF’s Regional Managers and convenes community members who are committed to improving the lives of young children and families. The role of the Regional Manager has changed over the last six months and BBF now has four full time Regional Managers 

Please fill out the survey by March 21, 2022.


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.



Last week to register for ECDL; BBF Regional Council Meetings Collecting ECSA Feedback – 3/9 and 3/21

ONE WEEK Until Virtual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature!


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

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