Projects & Pilots

As a backbone organization for child well-being, BBF often convenes stakeholders and community members on issues that are important to children and families. Below are examples of some of these key initiatives.


PDG B-5 Renewal Opportunity

Vermont is applying for the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant through the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Vermont Early Childhood Fund

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce the Vermont Early Childhood Fund providing grants of $10,000-$20,000 to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.

Vermont Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis

The goal of Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis (ECSA) is to examine systems that govern and administer childcare and early childhood education and use this information to make recommendations for Vermont’s approaches to improve functionality of services and systems that will promote optimal outcomes for children and families.

Early Childhood & Family Mental Health

The Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Task Force was formed to explore ways to use common language and visuals as a step toward creating a more integrated mental health system serving children and families.


The Early MTSS-123 Project

The Early MTSS-123 Project is piloting a regional support team model to promote the Pyramid Model and Strengthening Families Frameworks.

Building Vermont’s Future From the Child Up

Building Vermont’s Future From the Child Up represents a multi-year effort to explore and develop recommendations for the future of early care and learning system in Vermont.


Early Care and Learning Household Study

BBF, the VT Agency of Human Services Child Development Division, and Let’s Grow Kids commissioned a survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago to answer key questions about child care in Vermont with insights into child care arrangements, needs, and preferences of Vermont families.


Substance Use & Opioid Task Force

Substance Use Disorders can have a profound influence on the lives of people and their families, particularly their children. Young children are especially affected because of exposure during the prenatal period, exposure to toxins and toxic stress in their home environment as they grow and develop, and the impact of these substances on their family’s capacity to parent and their community’s capacity to support them during their most critical years of development.


Blue Ribbon Commission

Purpose: (1) to inventory and review reports and recommendations issued over the past 10 years relating to high quality, affordable child care; (2) to determine the elements inherent in all quality child care programs; and (3) to make recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on the most effective use of existing public funding and additional opportunities.


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