Annual Membership Meeting Recap

The Alliance’s 2022 Annual Membership Meeting was held Tuesday, May 24 via Zoom.  Over 30 members of the Vermont early childhood community connected for an afternoon of reflection, planning, and appreciation for our last year of work.  We were joined by Representative Emilie Kornheiser who shared her observations on advocacy during 2022 from within the State House.

View the full 2022 Annual Meeting Membership Meeting Recap on our website. You can watch a recording of the meeting on the Alliance YouTube page.

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


Northern Lights Survey – Deadline to Respond 6/30

Each year, Northern Lights sends a survey to early childhood education professionals regarding training and other professional development needs across the state. This survey also provides an opportunity for you to share your feedback on any Northern Lights services you accessed during the past year including career support, the Instructor Registry, the Sponsor System, submitting documents for entry into BFIS, and more. 

The survey will close on June 30. If you have any questions or need support, please contact


STARS Revision Group Stakeholders Announced

The Child Development Division (CDD) has chosen a diverse group of stakeholders to represent the early childhood education community in Vermont as they develop proposed revisions to the Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS), Vermont’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System.

You can see the list of selected stakeholders on the DCF website.  CDD is encouraging interested parties to share their thoughts and ideas with the stakeholders.

For more information, visit the DCF website. You can also subscribe to the DCF YouTube page for updates.


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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