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August 9th: The Alliance is Hiring a Public Engagement Director

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance (the 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 and economic security, and early care and education. The role of the Public Engagement Director is to support advocacy activities that advance the mission of the Alliance by coordinating its community engagement and education activities; providing direct advocacy support during the legislative session; and supporting membership engagement. Read More

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The Loan Fund's Business Resource Center Builds & Expands

Ten years ago, the Loan Fund launched our first technical assistance programming in the form of Project SUCCESS, which provided specialized resources and services to support early care & learning entrepreneurs. But since then, “things have evolved quite a bit,” says Elena Gustavson, VCLF’s Director of Business Resources. Read More

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VCLF Lends $1.58 Million in 4th Quarter 2021

In the fourth quarter of 2021, VCLF loaned $1.58 million to Vermont's small businesses, early care & learning programs and affordable housing developers. Read More

VCLF Lends $522,000 in Q1 2019

Sarah Leblanc seems never to have encountered a closed door she couldn’t open. Take,for example, the challenges she encountered when starting up Georgia’s Next Generation, her new early care & learning center. Located in Georgia, Franklin County, where need for quality early care & learning programs is among the highest in the state, Sarah’s plan for Georgia’s Next Generation would open doors for local families and children from the get-go..Read More

Building Bright Futures Issues New Early Care & Learning Industry Report

In January, Building Bright Futures (BBF), Vermont’s early childhood state advisory council, issued their latest report, Building Vermont’s Future from the Child Up, outlining the think tank’s recommendations to ensure high-quality, affordable, accessible early care and learning opportunities for all Vermont families. .Read More

VCLF Lends $609,500 in Q4 2018

Learn about recent loans to the Skinny Pancake, Amber Bollman Child Care, Cedar Sawmill of Vermont, NU Chocolat, and West Meadow Farm Bakery..Read More