Registration has opened for this important annual day of advocacy and skill-building workshops.
Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL) is an annual day of advocacy, education, and networking co-hosted by the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, Let’s Grow Kids, and Building Bright Futures, that brings together early childhood professionals and providers, parents, employers, business owners, and policymakers to engage on early childhood issues.
The agenda for this 25th annual event includes issue and advocacy workshops, lunch with Legislators, state house tours, a rally, a birthday party celebrating 25 years of ECDL, and more. See below for an agenda and registration options.
Register online and download the registration flyer at the bottom of this page.
Make a Wish for Early Childhood
The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, Let’s Grow Kids, and Building Bright Futures are celebrating the 25th annual year of Early Childhood Day at the Legislature (ECDL). To mark the occasion, this year’s event will include a birthday party and advocates will be sharing Vermonters’ “wishes” for children with the Legislature.
Legislators want to hear your vision for the future! To submit a wish (for yourself or children, those you work with, or children in general), share 1 to 2 sentences and a photo that represents your wish as it relates to the following categories:
- Early care
- Food security
- Economic security
Please submit wishes by email to Sarah Galbraith at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and your town of residence.
7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast bar, State House Cafeteria
8:00 – 9:00 am Check in, breakfast and vendor displays, Capitol Plaza Hotel
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Governor’s Ballroom
9:10 – 9:20 am Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Governor’s Ballroom
9:30 – 10:30 am Issue sessions, Capitol Plaza Hotel and State House
10:40 – 11:40 pm Issue sessions, Capitol Plaza Hotel and State House
11:50 – 12:00 pm Regional conversation planning, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Governor’s Ballroom and Montpelier Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm Constituent lunch with legislators, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Governor’s Ballroom and Montpelier Room
1:00 – 1:05 pm Devotions, State House, House Chamber
1:00 – 1:15 pm Resolution, State House, House Chamber
1:15 – 1:45 pm Rally, State House Front Steps or Cedar Creek Room
2:00 – 3:00 pm Advocacy seminars, meetings with legislators, State House
3:00 – 3:30 pm Birthday party in Cedar Creek Room, Governor Phil Scott is invited to speak
All Day Meetings with legislators, State House
All Day Card room display, State House
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Vendor displays, Capitol Plaza Hotel
Member Registration: $35
Non-Member Registration: $40
Membership and Registration: $50
Reserve a Half Display Table: $50
Reserve a Full Display Table: $75