Tune-in for updates about Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis
Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis(ECSA) is underway and now is the time to tune-in to provide input at upcoming Building Bright Futures Regional Council meetings. 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 with Foresight Law + Policy and Watershed Advisors to conduct the ECSA on behalf of the State of Vermont.
The Foresight/Watershed team is supporting Vermont with the critical charge of examining the systems that govern and administer child care and early childhood education programs in Vermont, and make recommendations for how the state approaches to improve the functionality of services and systems that will promote optimal outcomes for children and families.
Upcoming Opportunities to be Involved in the Systems Analysis
Each of the meetings will feature an update on the ECSA and is open to the public. Anyone invested in improving the lives of children prenatal through age 8 and their families are welcome to attend. The feedback shared during these meetings will then be collected to inform the final report.
We have big news! Check out this press release that just went out to regional and statewide outlets: Jan. 31, 2023 (MONTPELIER, Vt.)—Vermont has been awarded a $23 million federal grant to strengthen the state’s early childhood system, support the early childhood workforce, and improve the quality and availability of services for children from birth […]
The newly released 2022 Impact Report provides an overview of Building Bright Futures’ finances, recognizes our donors, and outlines the ways that BBF’s robust 450+ person network carried out our primary functions in FY22: to advise, monitor, convene, respond, and empower. Here are three highlights: 1. BBF established the Vermont Early Childhood Fund, awarding $100,000 […]
On Jan. 9, 2023, Building Bright Futures and Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center released The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review. The report provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the well-being of young children and families in Vermont and includes the 2023 Policy Recommendations from Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council […]