Amy Russo-Perler

Issue Update – Early Childhood Education: Strengthening the Workforce

This Issue Update newsletter is part of a series that provides more information on each priority issue on the Alliance’s 2020 Legislative Agenda. The Legislative Agenda is crafted annually in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing legislative policy solutions related to health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education. The …

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Let’s Grow Kids Legislative Priorities Launch, Universal School Meals Campaign in the News, Update on STARS Changes, Alliance Membership

Let’s Grow Kids Launches 2020 Legislative Priorities – 1/23 Press Event Hosted by Let’s Grow Kids Thursday, January 23, 10:00 am, Cedar Creek Room, State House Let’s Grow Kids will announce their 2020 Legislative Priorities at a press conference on Thursday. These priorities include investing in Vermont’s early education workforce, strengthening Vermont’s Child Care Financial …

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Issue Update – Housing and Homelessness

This Issue Update newsletter is part of a series that provides more information on each priority issue on the Alliance’s 2020 Legislative Agenda. The Legislative Agenda is crafted annually in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing legislative policy solutions related to health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education. The …

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BBF Report Release, Universal School Meals Campaign Launch, Paid Leave Update, and Point-in-Time Count

2019 “How are Vermont’s Young Children” Report Released On Wednesday, January 8, Building Bright Futures (BBF) released its 2019 “How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families?” report, providing a data-driven assessment of young child and family well-being, as well as progress on selected indicators and outcomes. New to the report this year is a Mental …

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Alliance Releases 2020 Legislative Agenda

The Alliance’s Legislative Agenda is crafted annually in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing legislative policy solutions related to health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education. The following twelve issues were selected by the Alliance’s 21-member Steering Committee. One or more lead organizations will direct legislative and advocacy strategy on each issue.  See below for a …

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ECDL 2020 Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Early Childhood Day at the Legislature on Wednesday, March 11! This inspiring annual day of advocacy, education, and networking is co-hosted by the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, Let’s Grow Kids, and Building Bright Futures, and co-sponsored by funders, agencies, organizations, providers, and businesses.  The day will include early …

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Happy Holidays from the Alliance; 2020 Calendar of Advocacy Days

As the New Year approaches, the staff at the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is reflecting on the accomplishments of 2019, while looking forward to continuing our work to improve the lives of Vermont’s young children, families, and early childhood professionals in 2020. In 2019, the 25th annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature brought record …

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Introducing the Alliance’s New Outreach Manager, Child Nutrition Feature, and Windham County Event Recap

Introducing the Alliance’s New Outreach Manager: Amy Russo-Perler The Alliance is pleased to announce that Amy Russo-Perler has joined our staff as our new Outreach Manager. This new full-time position will oversee communications, membership, and events. Amy joins us from the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). At the NYC DOE, Amy worked as an Arts Program …

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