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.
Preschool Development Grant
The Preschool Development Grant is the funding mechanism for Vermont’s birth to age 5 system improvement plan.
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.
Universal Pre-K Forums
Building Bright Futures Regional Councils and partners are hosting regional forums convening stakeholders invested in improving Pre-K ahead of the 2020 legislative session.
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.