Building Bright Futures (BBF) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the well-being of young children and families in Vermont. We do this by monitoring Vermont’s early care, health, and education systems while advising the Governor, Administration, and Legislature on policy improvements.

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September 22, 2022

VECF Spotlight: An anti-racist initiative forging new connections in Burlington

The Vermont Early Childhood Fund is a Building Bright Futures (BBF) initiative to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8), their families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. Eligible projects address one or more of the regional priorities identified annually by the BBF Regional Early Childhood Council and […]

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Screenshot of Vermont Public video showing reporter Nina Keck with text "What's it take to hike Pico Mountain every day for a year? Nina Keck finds out."
September 15, 2022

Wonderful video from Vermont Public’s Nina Keck

My dad, Randy Crossman, completed 365 Pico Mountain hikes in 362 days, finishing the endeavor on June 18, 2022, and raising over $18,000 for Building Bright Futures in the process. I was so moved to watch this video from Vermont Public about the project. Reporter Nina Keck hiked Pico with my dad and chatted with […]

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September 12, 2022

News from the Network: Family Engagement and Support

News from the Network is an email series from Building Bright Futures that spotlights the work of Regional Councils, updates related to early childhood data, emerging priorities from VECAP Committees, and more. Written by our Policy and Program Director Anna Brouillette, this update gives a closer look at BBF’s work across the state of Vermont […]

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