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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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June 10, 2022

Regional Council Spotlight: Talking with Kids about Racism

Here in the Northeast Kingdom, equity and diversity have been the focus of a great deal of recent discussion. Each Building Bright Futures Regional Council has identified regional priorities for this year, and the Orleans/Northern Essex (O.N.E.) Regional Council’s priorities are “Building resilience in children, families, and communities” and “Family engagement and support.” At our […]

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June 9, 2022

News from the Network: June 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 BBF’s work across the state of Vermont […]

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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 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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May 2, 2022

New data on suspensions and expulsions of Vermont kids under 9

It’s an urgent priority to reduce preventable exclusionary discipline incidents (broadly defined as suspension and expulsion) for young children—in order to ensure that each and every child is able to fully and equitably participate and to receive the highest quality services, resources, and supports. Building Bright Futures has produced a new Data Brief on Exclusionary […]

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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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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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