Tune-in for updates about Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis
Vermont’s Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis(ECSA) is underway and now is the time to tune-in to provide input at upcoming Building Bright Futures Regional Council meetings. The Systems Analysis was called for in legislation under Act 45 (H171, an Act relating to child care systems and financing) to improve the functionality of Vermont’s child care and early childhood services and systems. In 2021, BBF contracted with Foresight Law + Policy and Watershed Advisors to conduct the ECSA on behalf of the State of Vermont.
The Foresight/Watershed team is supporting Vermont with the critical charge of examining the systems that govern and administer child care and early childhood education programs in Vermont, and make recommendations for how the state approaches to improve the functionality of services and systems that will promote optimal outcomes for children and families.
Upcoming Opportunities to be Involved in the Systems Analysis
Each of the meetings will feature an update on the ECSA and is open to the public. Anyone invested in improving the lives of children prenatal through age 8 and their families are welcome to attend. The feedback shared during these meetings will then be collected to inform the final report.
The Early Childhood Family Needs Assessment developed by BBF’s Families and Communities Committee closes on Saturday, October 15! This is an anonymous survey that we are asking Vermont parents and guardians with children under 9 years old to complete. So far, we have over 500 responses from families with young children across the state. If […]
Vermont is excited to develop an application to compete for a federal Preschool Development Grant. Please answer a very brief survey by Monday, Oct. 3 about what priorities you’d like to elevate for Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funds. Your input and prioritization for how Vermont uses these federal funds is important! You can learn more […]
News from the Network is an email series from Building Bright Futures that spotlights the work of Regional Councils, updates related to early childhood data, emerging priorities from VECAP Committees, and more. Written by our Policy and Program Director Anna Brouillette, this update gives a closer look at BBF’s work across the state of Vermont […]