Lamoille Regional Council Recap – September 2017

Steve Ames
Central Vermont & Lamoille Regional Coordinator
Building Bright Futures




In the Lamoille Valley the Steering Committee worked to meet together with the Central Vermont BBF Steering Committee in an effort to align activities and strengthen their voice in the Early Childhood Community. Plans to address the Action Plans for both regions, both of which need revision, have begun.

Both Councils and Steering Committees are excited to build alignment between the Regions. There is a sense that the two regions share similar challenges, and sharing a Regional Coordinator further encourages building a more closely aligned set of Action Plans.

The three Supervisory Unions of the Lamoille Region have been part of this summer’s work on streamlining PreK processes between the 12 supervisory unions of the Winooski Valley Region – and both private and public PreK providers have been pleased that they are able to spend more time with children and less time on paperwork.

The three Promise Communities in the Lamoille Region are all part of the third PC cohort. The Craftsbury community is furthest along in development, with one of its main outcomes being the opening and, soon, the expansion of a new Child Care Center. Craftsbury Saplings opened its doors on September 5th.

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