Town Meeting Day is on Tuesday, March 3. Don’t forget to vote in your local election! This is an opportunity to weigh in on issues that are important in your community. Visit the Secretary of State’s websiteto find your polling place and other information.
An Update from the Child Development Division on STARS Changes
Over the last year or so, the Child Development Division (CDD) has been in the process of evaluating and revising the STARS system. The first round (Phase 1) of changes went into effect 9/1/2019. CDD is now in the process of considering a second phase of changes, including changes to how STARS works, and what programs need to do to achieve STARS.
For an update on this process, please consult the CDD’s STARS Evolution webpage.
CDD is also collecting questions on the proposed STARS Criteria and what clarity is needed on the criteria. You can submit input through this survey.
Vermonters Feeding Vermonters Advocacy Day at the State House
Hosted by the Vermont Foodbank
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Vermont Foodbank on March 10 to meet with your legislators and tell them why funding for VFV is so critical. To register for the event, fill out the Vermont Foodbank’s online form. For more information about Vermonters Feeding Vermonters, visit the Alliance’s issue page.
Turrell Fund Day for Children
Thursday, June 4
Save the date for the 25th annual Turrell Fund Day for Children on June 4. The schedule for the day features seminars and speakers, including Aly Richards of Let’s Grow Kids and Matt Levin of the Alliance, who will describe the impact and aspirations of their work to date. A reception will follow. Visit the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation website for more information.
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.