Become a Member of the Alliance


The Alliance’s 2023 membership cycle is open – join us today! The annual membership cycle runs from November through October, and memberships are accepted throughout the year.

Join the Alliance’s coalition of early childhood professionals and providers, parents, organizations, and businesses collaborating to support advocacy that improves the lives of Vermont’s young children.

The Alliance helps diverse stakeholders work together to amplify early childhood voices, influence policy making, and realize the promise of every Vermont child.

Members actively share information, data, and strategies – and the victories we can achieve together. By joining the Alliance, you will be saying “count me in” to partners from around the state.


As a member of the Alliance, you can attend the Early Childhood Day at the Legislature at a discounted rate and access an array of advocacy supports from the Alliance, including specialized advocacy trainings and updates from the State House.

The benefits of membership are many, but most of all, it brings us closer together. Members gather annually at the Membership Meeting, where we elect members to the Alliance’s Steering Committee, network, learn, and celebrate the strength and collaborative spirit of Vermont’s early childhood community.

The Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund which is a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Therefore, your membership donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.


By becoming a member of the Alliance, you agree to our membership pledge:

“I pledge to support the Alliance’s Legislative Agenda and to support public policies that positively impact children from birth to age eight and families in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.”

Individual Member (Non-Paying, $20 suggested donation): An individual member is a person who supports the Alliance’s mission, and represents themselves and not any other entity or organization. 

Organizational Member ($100/$300/$500): An organizational member is a non-profit, association, or business that is committed to the Alliance’s mission. The Alliance offers a three-tier option for organizations to join based on their annual budgets. See the table below for details. 

Annual Org. Budget

Suggested Annual Membership Fee



$250,000 – $1 million


$1 million and up


Strategic Partner (Non-Paying): Strategic Partners can be agencies or departments of state government, advisory groups formed by state action, and funder entities. These groups are eligible to apply to be non-paying, non-voting Strategic Partners of the Alliance, who recognize shared goals and are committed to good-will partnership on policy making efforts.

The Alliance is committed to eliminating financial barriers to participation in its activities. Waivers for membership dues are available. Please contact Taylor Hughey at for more information.

For a membership dues waiver or for any other membership questions, please reach out to Taylor Hughey at