Annual Membership Meeting Recap

The Alliance’s tenth Annual Membership Meeting was held earlier this week at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. The event focused on networking and information sharing, and brought together over 30 members of the Vermont early childhood community.

To begin the Meeting, Matt Levin, the Executive Director of the Alliance, offered welcoming remarks. Next, workshops were held, including an introduction to the Alliance and an overview of what happened in the State House on the legislative issues on the Alliance’s 2024 Legislative Agenda.

After the sessions, Matt kicked off the business meeting with introductions of Steering Committee members and staff. He then conducted Steering Committee elections for the seats up for election this year. See the updated Steering Committee roster on the Alliance website.

The final event of the Meeting was a panel discussion about multi-year advocacy campaigns that included Sarah Kenney from Let’s Grow Kids, Charlie Gliserman from AARP Vermont, Anika Heilweil from the Fund Vermont’s Future Campaign, and Teddy Waszazak from Hunger Free Vermont.

Matt closed the meeting with a few final remarks and thanked participants for their dedication and commitment to Vermont’s young children and families.


Landon Innovation Awards – Applications Open

The Turrell Fund’s annual S. Whitney Landon Awards recognize and applaud early childhood programs in Vermont that employ exemplary practices, and that include innovative approaches for promoting child and family well‐being that can be replicated to broaden impact.

As in past years, this year’s total grant pool is $30,000. Applicants may request up to $5,000. The online application process will be managed by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation.

More information and how to apply for this year’s Award can be found on the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation website. The application is open until June 4. 


ESD & OEO Meeting General Assistance Emergency Housing Program in SFY25 – 6/20

The Economic Services Division (ESD) and the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) will be hosting a meeting on June 20 at 9:00 am to share information regarding the General Assistance Emergency Housing program in State Fiscal Year 2025 (7/1/24-6/30/25). Based on the status of the budget and the legislative session, ESD and OEO will share updates to help plan for July 1. 
Click here to join the meeting on Teams. The meeting ID is 293 648 018 96. The passcode is HqAXpn.


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

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