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June 21, 2022

Crossman completes 365 summits of Pico Mountain in 362 days for VT kids

June 21, 2022 (RUTLAND, VT.) – Randy Crossman, the 63-year-old Director of Facilities at Castleton University and 7th-generation Vermonter, completed his 365th summit of Pico Mountain in 362 days on Saturday June 18, 2022 to raise awareness and funding for Building Bright Futures, where his daughter, Dr. Morgan Crossman serves as Executive Director. Randy completed […]

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May 13, 2022

ECSA Governance Options Survey Results

Guest blog by Elliot Regenstein, Foresight Law and Policy and Nasha Patel, Watershed Advisors As part of the Vermont Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis, Building Bright Futures supported Foresight Law and Policy & Watershed Advisors in disseminating a survey for stakeholders to indicate their preferred governance option moving forward. The options included: […]

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May 5, 2022

Communications Contractor RFP

Building Bright Futures is seeking a dynamic and talented Communications Consultant or team to support the organization’s external communications for the period of July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024. The Consultant(s) will support a dynamic team dedicated to our social impact and mission-oriented efforts, and work collaboratively to produce, improve, and finalize content to provide consistent […]

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April 21, 2022

Share your thoughts on Vermont’s Early Childhood Governance Options

Provide input on governance options for  Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis (ECSA). The Systems Analysis was called for in legislation under Act 45 (H171, an Act relating to child care systems and financing) to improve the functionality of Vermont’s child care and early childhood services and systems. In 2021, BBF contracted […]

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April 13, 2022

March SAC Recap: Welcoming New Members

On March 28, 50 early childhood leaders representing all levels of the BBF Network (Regional Councils, VECAP Committees, and SAC members) gathered to welcome new members of the State Advisory Council and acknowledge four outgoing members. The March 28 SAC Meeting recording is now available. The SAC is Vermont’s Governor-appointed primary advisory body on the well-being […]

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March 21, 2022

February SAC Recap: Early Childhood Priorities

On February 28, 60 early childhood leaders representing all levels of the BBF Network (Regional Councils, VECAP Committees, and SAC members) gathered at the State Advisory Council meeting to better understand public and private early childhood priorities. You can view the recording of the February 28 meeting here. Ali Dieng, BBF Regional Manager, opened the […]

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March 17, 2022

New brief shows integration challenges and strengths within VT’s early childhood system

Over the past year, Building Bright Futures undertook an information gathering effort through a survey and stakeholder discussions to determine areas of consensus, and barriers impeding progress toward integration in the early childhood system. The guiding questions of this effort included: What are the key components of an integrated prenatal to age 8 early childhood […]

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February 8, 2022

News From the Network: February 2022

Building resilience in our communities February, 2022 News from the Network is an email series from Building Bright Futures that spotlights the work of Regional Councils, updates related to early childhood data, emerging priorities from VECAP Committees, and more. Written by our Policy and Program Director Anna Brouillette, this update gives a closer look at […]

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January 19, 2022

BBF Awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures Regional Councils awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund grants to improve the well-being of children, families and communities Building Bright Futures (BBF) announced seven recipients of grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). Grantees will work with BBF Regional Councils to improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8) and families, […]

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January 10, 2022

News from the Network: December 2021

News from the Network is a series from Building Bright Futures that spotlights a different priority each month from our 12 Regional Councils. Written by our Policy and Program Director Anna Brouillette, this update gives a closer look at BBF’s work across the state of Vermont to improve the well-being of young children and families. […]

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