CDD Act 76 Webinar – 6/20

The Child Development Division (CDD) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 20 from 11:00 - 11:45 am about recent and upcoming changes to the Child Care Financial Assistance Program and briefly touch on other Act 76 status updates. CDD staff will be available to answer questions. Event registration is required. If you cannot attend the event but would like to submit a question, please email

Register online for the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be posted after the event. Visit CDD’s Act 76 webpage for more information about the legislation, including an updated summary and status report and frequently asked questions.


Northern Lights Professional Development Survey – Closes 6/21

Each year, Northern Lights at CCV seeks feedback from the early childhood and afterschool workforce for thoughts about training topics, how they like to learn, and what supports they would like to see in the next year. Survey results will be summarized and shared with all professional development sponsors and statewide partners to help inform professional development planning across the state. 

This survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.  Participants can enter to win a copy of the new edition of “Spotlight on Young Children: Challenging Behavior”, which is set to be released this summer.

Access the survey online. The survey will close on June 21.


Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – “Exploring Trauma Informed Care” – 6/28 

Join a group of peers and colleagues from the early childhood community to engage in sustained learning about anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The Alliance hosts a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom. Our next session is coming up on Friday, June 28, at 1:00 pm. 

This month we will be talking about trauma -- what it is, how you define trauma-informed care and policy, and its connection to human rights and equity. The discussion will be led by Eric Ruiz, Director of Mental Health & Substance Use Services for Vermont Care Partners. VCP is a statewide network of sixteen non-profit community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disability services and supports.

Register on Zoom to receive the meeting link.


Save the Date for Vermont Afterschool’s Annual Conference – 10/24 and 10/25

Vermont Afterschool’s 15th Annual Conference has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 24-25, at Sugarbush Resort in Warren.

Thursday will feature a half-day professional development deep-dive specifically for out-of-school time directors and site coordinators. Friday will bring together Vermont’s out-of-school time directors, staff, educators, and partners for a full day of learning, an inspiring keynote, networking, and celebration of the important work they do for Vermont’s children, youth, and families.

Stay tuned to the Vermont Afterschool website for more information.



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.


Voices for Vermont’s Children 40th Anniversary Celebration – 6/6; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 6/28; VTAEYC Hiring for Two Positions; 3SquaresVT Policy Conference June 18

Annual Membership Meeting Recap; Landon Innovation Awards; ESD & OEO Meeting General Assistance Emergency Housing Program

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

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