Sign a Universal School Meals Supporter Card

Now is a critical time to support Universal School Meals (USM) in Vermont! Please take a moment to sign a supporter card to let your legislators know that you support this important program to help provide meals for Vermont children.

Please take action now, as the House Education Committee will be making key decisions on whether or not to support USM this week.  

For more information and to sign a supporter card, visit the Universal School Meals Campaign website.


“The Power of Us” Workforce Survey

The American Institutes for Research (AIR), an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally, is offering a survey to youth-serving professionals and volunteers to provide an opportunity to share their professional experiences and pathways in their field. These professions include anything from before and afterschool program staff to volunteer mentors, librarians to wilderness guides, athletic coaches, and beyond.

Through the Power of Us Workforce Survey, youth-serving professionals and volunteers can contribute to a national effort to explore, define, and elevate their professions. The aim of the survey is to yield actionable results to inform policy, practice, and further research.

Visit the AIR website for more information and to take the survey.


BBF Welcomes New Regional Manager

Courtney Hillhouse has joined Building Bright Futures (BBF) as their Regional Manager supporting Councils in Southeast Vermont, the Springfield Area, and Northern Windsor & Orange regions. 

Courtney brings diverse skills in community outreach, public health, prevention, marketing, and community problem-solving to this role, building on her work most recently as Community Outreach Specialist in community health with Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. 

To read more about Courtney and the other BBF Regional Managers, visit the BBF website.


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


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.


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