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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A two-year-old attending a hearing/vision screening with CIS/Early Intervention in Bennington, Vermont
August 16, 2022

Grant applications to Vermont Early Childhood Fund will open Aug. 29

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce a second round of grants will be available from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) to support creative solutions to improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.  Each year, BBF Regional Councils, the early childhood experts within […]

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Infant on belly lifting head and looking at stuffed animal
August 11, 2022

New Data Brief Shows Strengths, Challenges of Children’s Integrated Services in Vermont

Building Bright Futures (BBF) has just released a new data brief, Examining Perspectives of Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) from Families Served by CIS Early Intervention. CIS is a prevention-focused program that provides support for parents or caregivers to understand and advocate for the needs of their children, provides a point person to support care coordination, […]

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Smiling young child and parent with text "YOU ARE ENOUGH"
July 18, 2022

Planting seeds of hope for recovery from substance use disorder

“Giving people unconditional love each time they fall is so important. Feeling seen at your worst and at your best is so important. Meeting people where they’re at, no matter where they’re at…Just being there for them is just so important.” —Chip, a Vermont parent in recovery who recently spoke on a panel about substance […]

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