Alliance Staff Changes

Amy Russo-Perler, our current Outreach Manager, has decided that she will not be returning to the Alliance after her parental leave. Amy is moving to Connecticut to be closer to family and will continue to serve young children and families through work with the New York City Department of Education.

While this is a loss for the Alliance, we wish Amy the best!

We will be starting a hiring process to fill this position soon – potential applicants should check the Alliance website for updates in the coming days.


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Design Survey

The Child Development Division (CDD) is seeking stakeholder input about two federal funding opportunities for regulated child care and school age programs, and another for systems building. This survey seeks information about the needs of child care and school age programs, the children and families they serve, and the systems that support these services.

Click here to take the survey. Responses are due by August 4, 2021.  


Resources for Implementing Vermont’s Guiding Principles to Support Equity

The Child Development Division (CDD) partnered with Building Bright Futures and the Children's Equity Project through the Preschool Development Grant to identify resources for early educators on supporting equity in their programs. These resources focus on how the Vermont Guiding Principles can be used to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

Click here to view the resources and to subscribe to the newsletter from CDD.


Alliance Equity Discussion - August 13

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 has established a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom, and the next session is coming up on Friday, August 13 at 1:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that this session will be facilitated by Hannah Assefa who currently teaches kindergarten at Milton Elementary School and serves as a moderator for the Turrell Fund’s Early Learning and Development Exchange

We will be discussing the role of music in teaching children about diversity and inclusion and the Anti-Racist Guide for Educators that Hannah was inspired to create. 

Email Dan Brown, Alliance Public Engagement Director, at to register.


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.


Migrant Justice Volunteer Opportunity; Early Childhood and Afterschool Surveys; VAHC Hires New Director; New Hire at BBF

Alliance Equity Discussion – 8/13; Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan Summit – 7/26; Agency of Education Child Nutrition Program is Hiring





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

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