Reviewed/Updated on October 15, 2013, and May 20, 2014

VISION:

Our community recognizes the critical need for positive early care, health, and education for each and every child.

MISSION:

The BBF Regional Council of Rutland embraces professional quality providers. We recognize parents as the primary teacher for their children. Through respectful communication we support families in succeeding to meet their goals. We are the voice of providers to businesses, agencies and state partners.
OUTC OME 1: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE SAFE, STABLE, SUPPORTED, AND THRIVING.

INDICATORS:

  • # of families/children served
  • % of surveys with positive growth
  • # of new partners

STRATEGIES:

  • Welcome Baby Bags
  • Playgroups
  • Identify Outreach Resources – bring to Rutland, i.e. Let’s Grow kids, E.C. Action Plan, etc.
  • Marketing Materials
  • Social Media Plan and Volunteers
  • Peer & Parent Trainings – Partner with Federation of Families for funding
  • Technology Training Across Community with intent of communicating in a variety of ways

OUTCOME 2: CHILDREN ENTER SCHOOL READY TO SUCCEED.


INDICATORS:

  • # of children attending pre-k
  • avg. # of hours of pre-k
  • # of providers offering pre-k
  • Suggestions: We may need to look at indicators directly related to the success of children – i.e. children served by pre-k in Rutland County vs. total number of children eligible, increase in number of children attending

STRATEGIES:

  • Playgroups – coordinated and intentional link between parents and schools, i.e. invitation to kindergarten teachers
  • Professional Development Messenger-advocate for lack of access and funding, difficulty of NL Instructor Registry
  • Identify Outreach Resources – bring to Rutland, i.e. Let’s Grow kids, E.C. Action Plan, etc.
  • Parent Engagement

OUTCOME 3: COMMUNITY VALUES AND SUPPORTS EARLY EDUCATION


INDICATORS:

  • # of providers/businesses participating in WOYC (events)
  • # of local events
  • # of media events, i.e. PEG TV/”hits”/”likes”

STRATEGIES:

  • Outreach – identify outreach resources and bring to Rutland, i.e. Let’s Grow kids, E.C. Action Plan, etc.
  • Local Events – Friday Night “Live”, Legislative Education, National Night Out, Rutland State Fair, Castleton Providers Fun Day, Relay for Life, Chamber Mixers, PCA VT Walks, Devil’s Bowl, etc.
  • Coalition Building
  • Marketing

OUTCOME 4: COMMITTED AND DIVERSE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP


INDICATORS:

  • Stakeholders/partnerships expanded
  • % with consistent attendance
  • # growth in members at events

STRATEGIES:

  • Assess gaps in current membership/identify new contacts
  • Invite to council and events
  • Create membership packets, card rack display
  • Assess needs of outlying communities
  • Use technology to give access
  • Link to schools/nurses/community gathering locations
  • Identify who is in the community already who sees/talks with local people
  • Annual celebration of BBF
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