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The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals and providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children from birth to age eight on issues of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.
Early Childhood Day at the Legislature
Early Childhood Day at the Legislature was held on Wednesday, March 10. Over 300 early childhood advocates from around the state joined virtually to ask their legislators to invest in kids.
Find a full recap of the event on our Early Childhood Day at the Legislature webpage.
2020 Legislative Agenda Results Summary
Like just about everything else this year, the 2020 Legislative Session was far from normal. The pandemic forced all activity to go to a virtual format starting on March 13, and also led to a special extra session in August and September to finish the budget-writing process. The Alliance and its members worked hard to keep the well-being of young children and families at the forefront throughout this chaotic and lengthy session.
Overall, the early childhood community’s advocacy this session showcased the strength of the Alliance and our collective efforts. While many of our Legislative Agenda items saw only modest policy gains, our members worked tirelessly – with remarkable cohesion – to support Vermont’s young children and families through these difficult times. This commitment to collaboration will serve us well in 2021.
Monthly Equity Discussion Group
Many early childhood community members have renewed their personal and professional commitment to antiracism and diversity, equity, and inclusion – and want to engage in sustained learning. To support this, the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance and its partners are convening a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom.
These discussion groups are planned for the third Friday of each month at 1:00 pm. Please RSVP to Alliance Public Engagement Director Dan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
If your organization would like to co-host one of these events, or if you have suggested topics or discussion materials to offer, please contact Dan Brown at email@example.com.
Click here to access recordings of past Alliance webinars, including Vote Smart! Make Early Childhood Issues a Priority this Election, Virtual Advocacy 101, Promoting Equity in COVID-19 Response, and more!
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