Alliance Equity Discussion – “Decolonizing Fall Holidays” – 9/17

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 this Friday, September 16 at 1:00 pm.

In the September session we will be discussing decolonizing history, especially surrounding Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. Origin myths are a powerful tool but obscure and distort the history of Indigenous people and perpetuate harmful stereotypes. The session will be facilitated by Melody Mackin. Melody is an educator, mom, and artist who works at the Atowi Project. She is a citizen of the Elnu Band. She has been an adjunct professor for 15 years and often lectures on a variety of topics, including Abenaki history, women’s issues, and Abenaki political history.

Email Taylor Hughey, Alliance Outreach Manager, at to register.


Legislative Agenda Application Deadline – 9/22

The deadline for submission of proposals for the Alliance’s 2023 Legislative Agenda is Thursday, September 22, at 4:30 pm.

The Alliance's annual Legislative Agenda is crafted in partnership with organizations advocating for state-level policy changes to improve the lives of young children and families. The Legislative Agenda typically features a broad range of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education initiatives supported by Alliance members.

Visit the Alliance website for more information and to download the application documents. For further assistance, contact Matt Levin, Alliance Executive Director, at 802-229-4281 or


Vermont Commission on Women Seeking New Members

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), an independent, nonpartisan state agency dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women in Vermont, has openings for new Commission members, to start immediately.

The VCW is seeking people of all genders and backgrounds who are passionate about dismantling structural inequities; dedicated to improving economic, social, health, and legal conditions for women; and committed to a vision of Vermont that embraces all its citizens.  Commission members guide the VCW’s work, set priorities and direction, and establish policy positions. Commissioners are volunteers, but are usually eligible for per diem compensation and mileage reimbursement.

People of color, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, men, young people, and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

For more information, email Cary Brown at, or apply directly through Governor Phil Scott’s online application


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 Affordable Housing Coalition and Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness Joint Meeting – 9/21; Vermont Afterschool Conference - 10/28; Join the Alliance

Ballots Being Mailed – Is Your Voter Information Accurate?; Alliance Equity Discussion – “Decolonizing History” – 9/17; BBF Regional Grants – Applications Due 10/7, Info Session 9/19

7 School Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

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

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