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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Vermont’s Early Childcare System

Monitor the state’s early care, health and education systems.

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March 21, 2019

On the Ground with Vermont’s Early Childhood Educator of the Year

I had the pleasure to sit down with Melanie Zinn a few weeks ago. She wears many hats and holds many titles including: Director of the Horizon Early Learning Program; Regional Starting Points Network Co-Leader and Secretary; VCHIP Parent Partner for a primary care office; Vermont’s 2018 Early Childhood Educator of the Year; Advocate and […]

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March 18, 2019

Updating the Statewide Early Childhood Plan

In 2014, Building Bright Futures crafted the Early Childhood Action Plan (ECAP), which codifies statewide strategies to realize the six goals for early childhood identified in the Early Childhood Framework. To review, those goals are: All children have a healthy start. Families and communities play a leading role in a child’s well-being. All children and […]

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March 11, 2019

From Community Conversations to Proposed Legislation

If you’ve been following the news in Vermont over the last few months, you’ll know that addressing Vermont’s child care crisis is front of mind for the administration and legislature this session. Here at Building Bright Futures, we’re excited to see our state’s leaders commit to action on this issue. We’re especially excited to see […]

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