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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.
2024 Legislative Agenda
The Alliance’s Legislative Agenda is crafted annually in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing policy solutions through the legislative process related to health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education. The 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.
2023 Legislative Agenda Results
The 2023 legislative session saw a return to fully in-person work, and resulted in a range of outcomes for the state’s early childhood community. Some issues on the Alliance’s Agenda had tremendous (and even historic) successes, while others had disappointing results. See below for more details.
Looking ahead, Alliance members will be hard at work over the summer and fall building support for ongoing campaigns, tracking implementation of programs that have passed, and preparing a full slate of issues for advocacy in ’24.
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.
Stay tuned for information on our upcoming sessions.
You can contact Taylor, Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization would like to co-host one of these events, or if you have suggested topics or discussion materials to offer.
2023 Early Childhood Day at the Legislature
Join us in person for the 30th Annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL) on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, in Montpelier! The issues on our 2024 Legislative Agenda will play central roles at this year’s ECDL.
Join the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, early childhood professionals, parents, employers, and policymakers in person to:
- Meet with legislators about early childhood issues
- Attend workshops on current topics
- Take action at the State House
- Network and exchange information
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