Child Care Funding Opportunity Webinar

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is co-hosting a webinar with the Child Development Division (CDD) on July 9 from 1 to 2pm to discuss federal APRA funds coming into Vermont for child care, and to hear from the field about the best uses for these funds.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed in March, and allocates $47 million to Vermont to support child care. These funds can be spent over the next two years to stabilize the child care industry, increase reimbursement rates to child care programs, increase early childhood educator compensation, and more.

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on how Vermont should spend these federal funds. Register here – and please share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues in the early childhood community.


Sign on to Support Universal School Meals

This past legislative session, the Senate passed S.100, which would provide Universal School Breakfasts for all students and set us on a course for full Universal Meals. That marked the first time a legislative body in the country voted in favor of universal free breakfasts – a major accomplishment!

S.100 will be taken up in the House next year, and Hunger Free Vermont is planning a summer and fall full of events to help build the grassroots energy we need to have a FULL Universal School Meals bill pass both chambers and get signed by the Governor.  

Take a moment and sign Hunger Free Vermont’s supporter card to share your support for universal school meals here.


Landon Innovation Awards - Applications Open

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 2021 awards, the Fund is focusing on topics that are being addressed in their Early Learning & Development Exchange initiative: Climate Change & Early Learning and Development; More Than Hope (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion); and the Scope of Early Learning & Development.

More information about these topics and how to apply for this year’s award can be found here.

The application is open from now until September 15. Applicants will be notified by October 15.


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.


S. 79 Passed During Veto Session; Share the News About the Child Tax Credit Non-Filer Sign-Up Tool; Renew Your Membership with the Alliance; 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Last Call to RSVP to Alliance Equity with Xusana Davis; On-Farm Local Food Celebration and Movement Building Workshop; Save the Date for the VECAP Summit – July 26, 1:00 pm



15 State Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

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

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