The Southeast Vermont Building Bright Futures regional council is the early childhood council for our region. We coordinate activities and provide a space for emerging issues to be addressed. We meet every second Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30pm, at Winston Prouty, 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro (unless there is a special event), main conference room. Click Here for our FY 2017 council event calendar.
Our council is inclusive and open to any individual, organization and agency interested in our vision and mission. Click Here for our council operating principles. Interested in joining our regional council efforts? Contact Chad Simmons at 802.451.9345.
Council Action Plan
Our work is based on our Regional Action Plan for fiscal years 2016-2018. Click Here to view our Action Plan.
Regional Council Meeting Notes
Missed a Southeast VT Early Childhood council meeting? No worries! Click Here to access meeting notes all the way back to 2014.
The council co-chairs provide strategic direction and accountability, and encourages diverse involvement in the regional council. Below are the council Co-Chairs for the 2017 fiscal year (Sept 2016-August 2017).
- Sue Graff, Community Services Director, United Way of Windham County
- Sandy Stark, Welcome Baby Coordinator, Early Education Services
Family Centered Workplace Policies Work Group
Regional efforts to support employers in developing and implementing family-centered workplace practices. Family-centered workplace practices can support all employees and their families. Click Here for ongoing efforts, upcoming events/efforts, materials as well as a recap of our Making it Work in Windham: Early Childhood & Our Workforce Summit on November 15, 2016 at the Brattleboro Retreat.
The Promise Community Initiative provides supports to help communities (with at least one elementary school) to work across sectors. These collaborations will do ‘whatever it takes’ to improve the educational and developmental outcomes for children in their communities. We currently have two Promise Communities in our region: Green Street Elementary School in Brattleboro and the town of Guilford, coordinated by Community Collabortive 4 Guilford (CC4G).
Council Events & Forums
In addition to monthly council meetings, we also host events and forums. Below are details of past events:
- Getting Preschool Right. April, 2017. Click Here for notes, presentations and resources.