Contact Us

Matt Levin, Executive Director: matt@vecaa.org | 802-229-4281

Charlie Gliserman, Public Engagement Director: charlie@vecaa.org | 802-595-9913

Scroll down this page to read our mission and learn about our work.

Use the links to the right for more information on our  staff, members, and structure, including details on our collective impact framework and our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.  

Mission and Activities

Mission

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide, independent advocacy coalition of parents, community members, organizations, and early childhood providers who are committed to improving public policies that impact young children between the ages of birth and eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

To achieve this goal, the Alliance focuses on the creation and support of an annual Legislative Agenda in the Vermont legislature. The Agenda includes priority issues for the coalition’s diverse voices from around the state.

Activities

During the couse of the year, the Alliance works to support its legislative priorities in a number of ways inside and outside the State House by: 

  • Convening and coordinating stakeholders to more effectively work together to advance policies that improve outcomes for Vermont’s young children;

  • Mobilizing diverse constituencies to show broad support for legislative initiatives;

  • Increasing public awareness of the issues in communities;

  • Strengthening leadership and communication skills of early childhood stakeholders;

  • Engaging legislators and administration officials at key times during the policymaking process, to ensure that our community’s voices are heard; and,

  • Providing timely updates and information to stakeholders on policy advocacy.