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October 31, 2019

Springfield Area Regional Recap, October 2019

The Springfield Area Regional Council has continued to use council meeting times to learn about community resources, share ideas and events, and discuss impacts to children and families.  Recently the council learned more about Vermont 211.  We learned about the call center and its role in the community, the importance of keeping information within the […]

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October 31, 2019

Southeast Regional Recap, October 2019

Thirty five early childhood professionals came together at the beginning of October for an Early Childhood mixer. It was truly a mixer with representatives from home, center, and school based programs, Children’s Integrated Services, the Parent Child Center, the Vermont Department of Health, Rise VT, 211, Let’s Grow Kids, and more. In addition to building […]

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October 31, 2019

Central Vermont Recap, October 2019

Our Council meetings have brought together a number of new partners during the last few meetings. As we’re gearing up for Universal Pre-K conversations (taking place at our November meeting – please note the changed location!- Barre’s Department of Health Penthouse) we have been delighted to be having some very valuable meeting time with Rebecca […]

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October 31, 2019

Bennington Recap, October 2019

It is the season for starting up- children start kindergarten and families begin to enjoy all of the fall activities. It means those of us serving families are ramping up too.  In Vermont, a lot of things happen in the fall before the inclement weather hits. We have three programs that have reached the 50 […]

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October 31, 2019

Caledonia & So. Essex Recap, October 2019

The BBF Regional Council supported a variety of events during the months of September and October.  The “All Things Lyndon” group, a group that started as a Promise Community initiative, has been holding a  “Family Fun Friday” activity, on the first Friday of the month, since June, with support from a PCC/BBF “mini grant” and […]

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September 20, 2019

Orleans & No. Essex Recap, September 2019

A coalition of community partners from a variety of agencies, including Building Bright Futures, meets monthly as the Newport Building Flourishing Communities (BFC) committee.  The vision of BFC is for the Northeast Kingdom to be a “vibrant, intergenerational community that supports courageous, caring, competent adults in the daily lives of every child”.  The coalition seeks […]

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September 20, 2019

Northern Windsor & Orange Recap, September 2019

The Northern Windsor and Orange County Regional Council identified “Professionals have knowledge and resources regarding children’s social and emotional health” as a priority for the year. The council has also heard stories and seen data on the impact that Early Vermont Multi Tiered Systems of Support on child care programs promoting social and emotional development […]

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Regional Council Recap

September 20, 2019

Lamoille Recap, September 2019

This month the Lamoille Council meeting hosted Michelle Salvador, the Vermont Department of Health’s Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant for the Lamoille Valley. The Council has worked with Michelle over the years on critical supports for young families in need, be it efforts to start a homeless shelter in Hyde Park, advocate for early prevention at […]

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September 20, 2019

Franklin/Grand Isle Regional Recap

The BBF Regional Council hosted a region-wide Infant/Toddler Drive in June, with participation from over 12 locations across the region. Each donation site was set up to collect donations to help support the Parent Child Center, Family Birthing Center and Community Action, offering concrete supports for families who needed clothing, infant supplies, and various food […]

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September 20, 2019

Chittenden Recap, September 2019

Chittenden’s BBF Regional Council is moving forward with our strategy to provide early care and learning professionals and service providers with Early Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) trainings in our region. In partnership with Help Me Grow, we used grant funds to hold two successful trainings in August, where about 50 professionals were trained in […]

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Regional Council Recap

September 20, 2019

Caledonia & So. Essex Recap, September 2019

The Caledonia/S. Essex Building Bright Futures Council and Steering Committee have been reviewing accomplishments over the past year, and reviewing data and comments from Council members to develop an action plan for the new year. At the June Council meeting, we heard from recipients of direct service mini grants, funded in collaboration with the Parent […]

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September 20, 2019

Addison Recap, September 2019

Staff recruitment and retention for early childhood providers continues to be a challenge in Addison County as well as the rest of the State.  The Addison council took time recently to ask key questions. *What makes a good employee? *What brings people to this work? *Where do we find them? *Why do they leave? *How […]

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