VTAEYC Conference – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) annual conference on November 6 and 7 at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe.

The 2023 Conference offers workshops and plenary sessions on topics that relate to developmentally appropriate practices, family and youth engagement, meaningful interactions, and resources and supports for early childhood educators. The Conference will offer over 36 workshops across six breakout sessions, two keynote presentations, and a variety of networking opportunities.

Visit the VTAEYC website for more information and to register.


VCLF 35th Anniversary Event – 9/7

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) will be holding their “35th Anniversary: 35 Years of Transforming the Way Money Works in Vermont” celebration on Thursday, September 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center in Burlington.

Partners and allies, borrowers, impact investors, donors and friends will come together to enjoy an evening of fellowship and festivities, including a light menu of hors d'oeuvres featuring VCLF borrower products and awards honoring their borrowers and supporters.

For more information and to RSVP to this free event, visit the VCLF website.


Alliance Equity Discussion – DEI Accountability: Define Before you Measure - 8/18 

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, and the next session is coming up on Friday, August 18, at 1:00 pm. 

This month’s session, “DEI Accountability: Define Before you Measure,” will be facilitated by Chad Simmons, the Policy and Engagement Specialist at the VT Housing Finance Agency and a former community consultant on DEI subjects. He will provide reflections, tools, and resources for how to bring accountability and measures to DEI efforts by first defining key goals and concepts.

Click to register on Zoom and receive the meeting link.


Join the Alliance Today

Become a member of the Alliance! Alliance members are committed to a common purpose – working together to amplify early childhood voices and influence policy making in order to realize the promise of every Vermont child. We are grateful for the work of our members who advanced our vision this year. We hope you will join us in the coming year to build on the past year’s efforts and support several new initiatives.

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


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.


Free Parent Leadership Learning Opportunity – 8/24; Alliance Equity Discussion – 8/18; Early Childhood Leadership Institute – Applications Due 9/1; Vermont Afterschool is Hiring

2024 Legislative Agenda Process Open

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

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