Join the Alliance

The Alliance will be holding its Annual Membership Meeting in-person this year at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich on May 28. We are grateful that our 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 hope you will join us to build on the past year’s efforts and support several new initiatives. In preparation for our Annual Membership Meeting, make sure your membership is up to date! 

You can join or renew your annual membership online today. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Outreach Manager Taylor Hughey at


Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week - 4/22 - 2/26

April 22 - 26 is Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Just by opening the doors to their programs, afterschool professionals keep youth away from drugs and other risky behaviors during the hours (3-6 PM) when juvenile crime and victimization peak. Afterschool programs run by skilled professionals result in increased social-emotional skills, improved school attendance, and better academic performance. Afterschool professionals provide working families peace of mind knowing their children are engaged in quality programs. They make a profound difference in the lives of youth and their families.

Be sure to tell the afterschool professionals in your life how very thankful you are for all that they do.


T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Applications – Due 5/1

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Vermont is accepting summer applications for all scholarship models through Wednesday, May 1. T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Vermont Scholarship Program is a comprehensive scholarship program that provides the early childhood workforce access to debt-free educational opportunities and is helping to establish a well-qualified, fairly compensated, and stable workforce for children in Vermont.

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


SPARQS Information Session Recording

This month, VTAEYC presented a new strategic plan for Vermont Early Childhood Networks to VECN members, leaders, and anyone interested in joining a network. They shared the strategic plan, talked about implementation steps, and collected questions. VECNs are a focus area of the System for Program Access to Resources for Quality Supports (SPARQS).

Learn more about the work that has been happening on the VTAEYC website. You can also watch a recording of the discussion on YouTube.


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.


ECDL 2024 Highlights

ECDL is One Week Away – Register Now!; Alliance Equity Discussion - 4/19; VCW is Hiring; 3SquaresVT Policy Conference

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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