State Advisory Council (SAC)

Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council is the state’s Governor-appointed, primary advisory body on the well-being of children prenatal through age 8 and their families. Building Bright Futures serves as Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council (SAC) to inform the Governor, Administration, and Legislature on policy and systems improvements for children and their families.

The SAC brings together early childhood leaders and decision-makers from across sectors to better coordinate and enhance services for young children. The SAC does this in partnership with BBF’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network, which includes 12 Regional Councils and 7 VECAP Committees.

The SAC identifies early childhood policy priorities the strategic direction for statewide initiatives each year and develops annual recommendations around these priorities, using the VECAP and up-to-date data. Learn more about the 2023 Policy Recommendations.

2023 SAC Recommendations Title 33 V.S.A § Chapter 46: Building Bright Futures Council Bylaws BBF Statement on Diversity, Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion


The members of the State Advisory Council represent a cross-section of accomplished professionals working to improve child well-being in the health, education, and early care fields.


Upcoming Statewide Meetings

Regional Council Summit

December 12 at 8:30 am |Counseling Service of Addison County , 109 Catamount Park , Middlebury , VT

Please join us for the 4th Annual Statewide BBF Regional Council Summit on Dec. 12, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon. This will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Joshua Sparrow, executive director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Summit […]

Archived Meeting Minutes

State Advisory Council

March 27 at 1:30 pm
March 27 Recording_State Advisory Council

Early Learning and Development

December 8, 2022 at 10:00 am
December 8 Recording_Early Learning and Development

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