CDD Hiring Update, Poverty Forum in Rutland This Thursday, and Upcoming Events

CDD Deputy Commissioner Hiring UpdateThe Child Development Division recently shared a status update on the recruitment for the CDD Deputy Commissioner. In short, the recruitment process has been restarted in order to give the new Secretary, Mike Smith, an opportunity to be involved in the hiring process. The Agency of Human Services and Department for Children and Families will again publicly post the position for recruitment, and hope to have the position filled in the coming months.To see the job posting once it is available, visit
Reminder: Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families Public Forum, This Thursday 11/21 in RutlandThe Vermont State Legislature’s Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families will hold a public forum at Rutland Middle School on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to gather public input on the biggest challenges facing Vermonters in poverty and solutions to lift Vermonters out of poverty. A meal and child care will be provided at no cost.Visit the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families website for the meeting agenda and more information.
2019 Advocacy Conference: Leading Change for ChildrenLet’s Grow KidsMultiple dates, times, and locations:Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Vermont State HouseSaturday, December 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Northern Vermont University, JohnsonSaturday, December 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Burr & Burton Academy, ManchesterJoin this free advocacy conference in support of high-quality, affordable child care. Hear about Let’s Grow Kids’ 2020 Legislative Agenda and regional action planning. Attend advocacy workshops and, at the Montpelier locations only, join a State House tour.Visit the Let’s Grow Kids website for more details and to register.
State Advisory Council MeetingBuilding Bright FuturesMonday, November 25 at 12:00 pm, Vermont Independent Insurance Agents Association, 600 Blair Park, WillistonThe BBF State Advisory Council brings together early childhood leaders and decision makers from across sectors to better coordinate and enhance services for young children. The Council identifies early childhood policy priorities each year and develops annual recommendations around these priorities.Visit the Building Bright Futures website for more details on the advisory committee and its meetings, including minutes from previous meetings, plus see the full lineup of upcoming BBF meetings.
Alliance Members are Working Together – Join Us!The Alliance’s 2020 membership cycle has begun. Join the Alliance’s coalition of early childhood organizations, professionals, providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children and families.If you’re already a member, it’s time to renew (you can check your membership status on the Alliance website). Thank you for your continued support and contributions.You can join or renew your membership online today. If you have questions, please contact the Alliance’s Public Engagement Director Charlie Gliserman at or (802) 595-9913.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.