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Report Release: 2020 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families?


Building Bright Futures released the 2020 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families report on January 11th 2021. The report is a data-rich look at the well-being of children in Vermont. The 2020 report highlights the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Vermont’s Early Childhood system and data landscape. In addition to COVID-specific data, the report identifies which indicators to watch over the next 5 years to see the impact of the pandemic on service provision and outcomes over time. A recording of the briefing is also available with Building Bright Futures’ Executive Director, Dr. Morgan Crossman, Governor Scott, Senator Balint, SAC Co-Chair Cheryle Wilcox, and Parent Leader Lexi Duquette.

Watch the Recording of the January 11th Briefing

Read the 2020 How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families report

Request a free report hard copy mailed to you

The 2020 report includes data on a range of services, resources and supports Vermont offers to improve optimal developmental and educational outcomes for children. This includes enrollment in early intervention, early childhood special education services, Children’s Integrated Services, Head Start and Early Head Start, as well as support from Parent Child Centers and Help Me Grow, providing a snapshot of how Vermont serves the most vulnerable young children and their families. The report also includes:

  • An overview of the updated Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan 
  • Regional profiles 
  • The 2020 State Advisory Council Recommendations
  • 2020 Early Childhood Spotlight on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 

Ensuring each and every child has what they need to thrive and succeed early in life sets the foundation for long-term outcomes for that child, but also for a healthy economy and community. It is critical to continually monitor and evaluate Vermont’s early childhood system and child and family outcomes to understand the impact of policies, programs and decisions and ensure that children’s needs are met.

The 8th annual report is offered as a resource for legislators, policy makers, business leaders, parents, health practitioners, caregivers, educators, and community members interested in supporting a safe, healthy, and prosperous future for Vermont. In addition to this report, be on the look out for the launch of Vermont’s Early Childhood Resource, Data, and Policy center in the next few weeks.

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