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January 3, 2020

Springfield Area Regional Recap, December 2019

The Springfield Area Council has continued to support families by hosting a make and take craft event, light tour and cookie swap, a tame your inner shark music class and more. The council noted the importance of using a variety of activities for families and caregivers to increase options for the right fit to learn […]

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January 3, 2020

Southeast Vermont Regional Recap, December 2019

Our annual legislative meeting was held on December 3rd. This year, our small group discussions were focused on physical, mental, and dental health access, access to high quality, affordable child care, and community resilience/social isolation. We are continuing to work to support the Windham Regional Career Center in restarting the Early Childhood Education pathway in […]

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January 3, 2020

Rutland Regional Recap, December 2019

At the top of the November Rutland BBF Council meeting Sue Densmore presented Liz King with the Vermont Early Childhood Conference Pay it Forward Award for her continued advocacy for young children. CONGRATULATIONS Liz! Just Play, No Way:  The Council decided to move the Annual event to Feb 8 at Rutland Regional Medical Center (pending […]

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January 3, 2020

Central Vermont Regional Recap, December 2019

Significant excitement and progress continues in the region around perinatal mental health work. New partnerships and initiatives are being developed to elevate knowledge and competencies around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders or PMADs. Collaboration with the state STAMPP grant as well as the Department of Health’s Breastfeeding master plan is ongoing. We’re pleased with the […]

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January 3, 2020

Caledonia & So. Essex Regional Recap, December 2019

The BBF & PCC “mini grants” were announced in November, and applications were distributed widely throughout the region.  The grant process has been updated to include a more formal application form, and requiring more accountability to outcomes related to the Parent Child Center’s eight core services and the BBF Regional Action Plan for Caledonia/S.Essex counties.  […]

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January 3, 2020

Bennington Regional Recap, December 2019

It is exciting to see that playgroups and story hours are happening across the Bennington Region.  Libraries are great early childhood partners.  Librarians have access to children and their families enabling them to share information and resources.   The Bennington BBF Early Childhood Council undertook large topics in both November and December.  November was the […]

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November 27, 2019

Orleans and No. Essex Regional Recap, November 2019

The ONE Regional BBF Council has used the council meeting time to provide continuing education regarding trauma informed practices and resources. At the October meeting, we showed the documentary film, “Broken Places”, which explores why some children are permanently impacted by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Nationally known experts help the viewer […]

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November 27, 2019

Northern Windsor & Orange Regional Recap, November 2019

The Northern Windsor and Orange County Regional Council has a focus on ensuring our children are given quality experiences and education to strengthen their social and emotional health. The region has employed a variety of tools to address this priority including parenting classes, supporting professionals in the field with trainings and coaching, providing community education, […]

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November 27, 2019

Franklin/Grand Isle Regional Recap, November 2019

With the end of the year approaching, the Franklin/Grand Isle BBF Regional Council has made incredible strides to offer the community a multitude of supports and efforts towards supporting early childhood and families. The council has really delved into the on-going Action Plan, discussed how projects can meet the needs of the community, and partnered […]

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November 27, 2019

Chittenden Regional Recap, November 2019

Bright Spots: Chittenden’s BBF Regional Council continues to support our community by offering additional Early MTSS trainings in Module 2 and 3 this winter. The turnout and provider engagement from the EMTSS trainings earlier this fall was overwhelmingly supportive, which speaks to the need and value of this framework. Holding these trainings aligns with our […]

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November 27, 2019

Addison Regional Recap, November 2019

Charlie Gliserman from the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance came to the Rutland Building Bright Futures Council meeting in September and spoke about the past legislative session. During the 2019 legislative session, children were a clear priority in the State House. While not every program tracked by the Alliance saw increased funding, the FY20 budget passed […]

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November 1, 2019

Rutland Region Recap, October 2019

In September the Rutland Building Bright Futures Council was visited by Charlie Gliserman from the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance, who gave us a review of the past legislative session and spoke about advocacy via the Alliance. During the 2019 legislative session, children were a clear priority in the State House. While not every program tracked […]

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