Session on New CCFAP Rate Structure and IT System – 6/2

The new CCFAP IT system, the Child Development Division Information System (CDDIS), is scheduled to launch in early July. CDD will be holding an informational session on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm to discuss the new rates and the new system’s impacts on families and providers.

For more information and to register for the session, click here. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be posted on CDD’s YouTube channel following the session.


Afterschool & Summer Expanding Access Grant Recipients Announced

Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Vermont Afterschool have announced the recipients of the Afterschool & Summer Expanding Access Grant program for summer 2022 and 2023 and the 2022–2023 school year. A total of $4.23 million was awarded to 39 programs from 11 Vermont counties.

For more information and to see the list of recipients, visit the Vermont Afterschool website.


Landon Innovation Awards – Applications Due 6/3

The S. Whitney Landon Awards are presented each year by the Turrell Fund to programs that have achieved breakthrough status in the delivery of services to the youngest at-risk children and their families, using innovative and creative strategies.

For the 2022 Awards, the Fund is focusing on agencies that are directly serving children from birth to six years-old and their families, with priority consideration given to programs serving the youngest and highest risk children. A total of $30,000 will be awarded. Individual grant requests may be up to $5,000.

More information and how to apply for this year’s Award can be found here. The application is due June 3. Awardees will be notified and funds distributed by Tuesday, July 12th.


Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis – Survey Results Summarized

Last month we encouraged readers to take a survey that was part of the Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis (ECSA) project. Thanks to publicity from many stakeholders, the survey got over 325 responses.

A couple weeks ago, the project’s lead consultant published a blog post that provides an in-depth analysis of the results of the survey, which asked about preferences for what kind of government structures we should have in Vermont to regulate child care and pre-K.

You can view the blog here. You can also visit the Building Bright Futures (BBF) ECSA website for more information on the project.


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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