ECDL is One Week Away – Register Now!

We are one week away from the 30th Annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL) on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.

Visit the Alliance website for more information and to register! 


Alliance Equity Discussion - Mental Health Literacy through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens - 4/19

Many early childhood community members have renewed their personal and professional commitment to antiracism and diversity, equity, and inclusion – and want to engage in sustained learning. To support this, the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance and its partners are convening a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom. Our next session is coming up on Friday, April 19, at 1:00 pm.

This month’s discussion will focus on the inclusion of Mental Health Literacy in basic health response training and support. The discussion will be led by Sunny Noelle Naughton, the founder of Sunshine Silver Lining, a Mental Health and Communications Consultancy. She was recently named a Champion of Mental Health Literacy from the Mental Health Literacy Collaborative and the Top Mental Health First Aid trainer in Vermont.


VCW is Hiring

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is hiring for a Communications & Outreach Coordinator. The Communications & Outreach Coordinator contributes to the Commission’s mission of advancing rights and opportunities for women, girls, and gender-expansive people in Vermont through day-to-day communications management and strategic public relations and marketing; developing and implementing public education initiatives, materials, and campaigns; representing the Commission at public settings and in coalitions; and contributing to a variety of projects including events and programs.

For the full job posting and to apply, visit the State of Vermont Careers website


3SquaresVT Policy Conference June 18 – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the virtual 3SquaresVT Policy Conference, hosted by Hunger Free Vermont and the Department for Children and Families to be held on June 18. 

Following the virtual conference,  regional in-person outreach gatherings will be held in July, August, and September to dig deeper with folks in their communities to understand the unique opportunities and challenges faced in increasing awareness, understanding, and participation in 3SquaresVT.

 For questions and to register, visit the 3SquaresVT Conference webpage.


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 - State Tax Credits

Two Weeks Until ECDL – Register Now!; Alliance Equity Discussion – Forming an Advisory Committee – 3/29; Alliance Weekly Issue Spotlight – Updates and ECDL Prep – 4/1; VFN Seeking Applications for Board of Directors – Applications due 3/29

7 School Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

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

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