Free Education Opportunities for Afterschool Professionals

Vermont Afterschool has partnered with the Vermont Child Development Division to offer a free online course for afterschool professionals – Afterschool Essentials.  This is a tuition free course offered by the Community College of Vermont for those who are currently working in a licensed child care facility.

For questions about this course and how to register, please contact Tricia Pawlik at or 802-448-3464.  Course size is limited to 15 and students must register through Vermont Afterschool.


We Believe in Paid Leave Event - Aug. 29

Join the Vermont FaMLI Coalition on Sunday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. for “We Believe in Paid Leave – A Celebration of Vermont’s Workers, Families, Caregivers and Small Businesses.” This will be an outdoor event at Red Hen Baking Co. in Middlesex with activities for children, music, food and drink, and opportunities to lift up your voice for paid leave.

For more information and to register, click here.


Renew Your Membership with the Alliance for 2021

Now is a great time to renew your membership with the Alliance for 2021! The Alliance is a coalition of early childhood organizations, professionals, providers, parents, and employers and our membership drives our work. While pandemic response dominated the 2021 Legislative session, the collective strength and experience of our members helped make this an extremely successful year for many of the issues that were on the Alliance’s Legislative Agenda – click here for a full recap.

The benefits of membership are many, but most of all, it brings us closer together. Through a wide array of advocacy supports – Early Childhood Day at the Legislature, our monthly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion discussions, advocacy training, etc. – the Alliance is here to support your advocacy and professional development.

Click here to renew your membership with the Alliance.  If you would like to request a fee waiver, pay via check, or if you have any questions – please email Dan Brown at


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.


Vermont Farm to School Network Gathering in Waitsfield – 8/17; Save the Date for VAHC and VCEH Joint Meeting – 9/15; Highlights from Shelburne Farms Summer Learning; Landon Innovation Awards Deadline – 9/15

2022 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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