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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 24, 2022

My journey to an Early Intervention evaluation

Recently, my 9-month-old was referred for an Early Intervention evaluation. My rational brain is grateful for the opportunity to include an early interventionist on his support team alongside his teachers, my partner, and me, and as someone working in the early childhood system, I know that this is what he needs to be successful. My […]

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May 16, 2022

You’re Invited: Celebration at Pico Mountain on Sat., June 18, 2022

When: Sat., June 18, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Pico Ski Clubhouse, 73 Alpine Drive, Rutland, VT What: Celebration event with prizes, raffles, refreshments, and outdoor games Who: All are welcome, including families with kids of all ages Questions? Contact Morgan Crossman, mcrossman@buildingbrightfutures.org Join us for a celebration of Randy Crossman’s 365th summit of […]

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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 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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A two-year-old attending a hearing/vision screening with CIS/Early Intervention in Bennington, Vermont
April 5, 2022

VECF Spotlight: Bringing vision and hearing screening to more Bennington kids

Babies and toddlers in the Bennington region now have better access to vision and hearing screenings through the Children’s Integrated Services Early Intervention Program for the Bennington region. In January, Building Bright Futures (BBF) announced the recipients of grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). Grantees work with BBF Regional Councils to improve the […]

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March 31, 2022

News from the Network: March 2022

Supporting an Integrated System of Care March 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 […]

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March 24, 2022

$1.3M grant to Vermont will promote health of children from prenatal to age 3

Starting in September 2021 and continuing through 2026, the state of Vermont is receiving $255,600 per year ($1.3 million total) from the federal government to promote early developmental health, family engagement, and family well-being for children from the prenatal period to age 3 and their families. This important project is called Building Integration in Vermont’s […]

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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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