Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

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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April 6, 2020

The Age of Quarantine: Emotional Well-Being for Parents and Caregivers

Resources compiled by Beth Truzansky/Building Bright Futures and Lauren Smith/Help Me Grow/Vermont Department of Health Were there really only 31 days in March? Feels like 300! If you are feeling emotionally stretched, you’re not alone! As a parent and virtual worker, the last two weeks have been intense for many of us. It’s hard to […]

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March 30, 2020

Mindfulness as a Tool in Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 Pandemic is creating stress on many levels. Several families with young children are trying to figure out how to balance the demands of working and parenting/homeschooling from home, all while physically isolated from the peers and support circles we typically lean on. In addition, information is flying around at a rapid pace these […]

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March 25, 2020

March 2020 State Advisory Council Recap

Building Bright Futures’ Executive Director, Dr. Morgan Crossman, delivered welcoming remarks. In light of the COVID-19 crisis evolving in Vermont and across the world, BBF held its first ever, all virtual State Advisory Council meeting this month, attended by more than 65 early childhood leaders (see listing at the bottom of this post).  Given the […]

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