Alliance Legislative Agenda: Weekly Issue Spotlight – Early Childhood Education and State Tax Credits – 3/25

The Alliance is hosting virtual Weekly Issue Spotlights leading up to ECDL. Each session focuses on one or two issues from the Alliance’s 2024 Legislative Agenda. Joined by representatives from the lead organizations, participants can ask direct questions and hear a brief legislative update regarding the issues. 

The next session will be held Monday, March 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, and focuses on two issues on our Legislative Agenda – Early Childhood Education: Act 76 Implementation - Deliver on the Promise, and State Tax Credits: Expand Vermont Tax Credits to Help Vermonters Meet Their Basic Needs.

Led by Sarah Kenney from Let’s Grow Kids and Julie Lowell from the Public Assets Institute, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about these issues, where they stand in the Legislature, and how to get involved.


Alliance Equity Discussion – Forming an Advisory Committee – 3/29

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. Our next session is coming up on Friday, March 29, at 1:00 pm.

This month’s discussion will be about how to develop and launch a community-based, BIPOC advisory group to assist an organization in their work, and will be led by Sarah Kenney from Let’s Grow Kids. The discussion will focus on the formation of the LGK Families of Color Advisory Committee.

Register on Zoom to receive the meeting link.


VCLF is Hiring

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is hiring. They are seeking either an independent contractor or a part-time employee to fulfill the roll of Career Tech Education Loan Program Project Manager. This contract or in-house position will support VCLF’s Career Technical Education Construction and Rehabilitation Experiential Learning Program (ELP) and Revolving Loan Fund.

For more information and to apply, visit the VCLF website.


Register for ECDL '24!

Join us in person for the 30th Annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL) on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.

The issues on our 2024 Legislative Agenda will play central roles at this year’s ECDL, and we are filling the Day's schedule with informative sessions that cover all of our issues and more.

Visit the Alliance website for more information and 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.


Issue Update - Housing

Alliance Weekly Issue Spotlight – Housing and Homelessness – 3/18; Alliance Equity Discussion – Forming an Advisory Committee – 3/29; Afterschool Expansion Grant – Extended to 3/20; One Month Until ECDL - Register Now!

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

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