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.


Summer Meals for Children 0 to 18

Summer meals help fill the gap when school is out and ensure that children come back to school well-nourished and ready to learn. At summer meal sites, all children 0-18 eat for free – no paperwork, no registration, no I.D. needed. These sites will continue to open through July. To find a site, dial 211, text food to 304-304, or visit the Hunger Free Vermont website.


Children and Family Fellowship Program Seeking Nominations – Due 8/23

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions and appli­ca­tions for the thir­teenth class of its sig­na­ture pro­gram: the Chil­dren and Fam­i­ly Fel­low­ship. Now in its third decade, the inten­sive applied lead­er­ship cur­ricu­lum gives child- and fam­i­ly-serv­ing pro­fes­sion­als the con­fi­dence and com­pe­tence to lead major sys­tem reforms and com­mu­ni­ty change ini­tia­tives that get equi­table results.

Nom­i­na­tions must be sub­mit­ted no lat­er than August 23. Nom­i­nees are then invit­ed to com­plete a full appli­ca­tion online, which must be sub­mit­ted by September 13. Can­di­dates are also wel­come to apply direct­ly by the September 13 dead­line with­out being nom­i­nat­ed. The 23-month Fel­low­ship will begin in April 2025 and end in March 2027.

For more information, visit the Annie E. Casey Foundation website.


Advancing as a Profession Leaders: Roundtable Updates – Next Session 7/23

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) will be hosting 45-minute roundtables for early childhood educators engaged with the work to advance early childhood education as a profession in Vermont. Participants can learn about the latest developments, ask questions, offer feedback, share advocacy successes, and connect with other early childhood educators throughout the state engaged in this work.

These roundtables are open to any workforce member or stakeholder engaged or interested in advancing early childhood education as a profession, though familiarity with the initiative and the “Unifying Framework” for the early childhood education profession is helpful. Please note, there are no professional development hours associated with this roundtable.

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


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.


HFV is Hiring; 2024 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released; Invite Legislators and Legislative Candidates to Your Summer Events; Join the Alliance Today

CDD Act 76 Webinar – 6/20; Northern Lights Professional Development Survey – Closes 6/21; Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion – 6/28; Save the Date for Vermont Afterschool’s Annual Conference – 10/24 and 10/25

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

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