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November 28, 2022

BBF Announces Recipients of 2023 Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures is excited to announce the recipients of our Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) awards for 2023. The fund supports creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8), families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. The 2023 VECF grantees will carry out the following projects: Develop a culturally-tailored […]

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February 8, 2022

News From the Network: February 2022

Building resilience in our communities February, 2022 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 […]

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January 19, 2022

BBF Awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures Regional Councils awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund grants to improve the well-being of children, families and communities Building Bright Futures (BBF) announced seven recipients of grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). Grantees will work with BBF Regional Councils to improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8) and families, […]

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October 8, 2021

BBF Launches the Vermont Early Childhood Fund with $100K to Communities

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce the creation of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) providing grants of $10,000-$20,000 for up to 7 grantees to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.  Each year BBF Regional Councils, the […]

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January 30, 2020

Lamoille Regional Recap, January 2020

The Council just completed our annual legislative event – this year at Capstone’s Lamoille County Early Learning Center in Morrisville. We were excited to hold the event together, and at a time when parents would be dropping off their kids at the Lamoille Early Learning Center at Capstone in Morrisville. Capstone has four classrooms with […]

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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 16, 2019

Meet Jenn Chittick, a DULCE Family Specialist in Lamoille County

Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) is transforming the way young families experience their doctors visits and their healthcare in general in a growing number of communities in Vermont. DULCE was featured at the ECAP Summit earlier this year and is expanding to several additional communities this fall. DULCE is an innovative intervention based […]

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July 23, 2019

Lamoille Recap July 2019

Following the SHIP – the Vermont State Health Improvement Plan: Over the last 18 months the Accountable Communities for Health have been in an ongoing dynamic and interesting place for our Council’s representation. The Lamoille ACH – called the Unified Care Collaborative, has allowed for important and sometimes difficult conversation around the true challenges in […]

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May 22, 2019

Lamoille Recap, May 2019

At the Council table this year there is increasing appreciation of Federal and state support for building more holistic family engagement, developing customer feedback systems, and building family leadership. Basically, the social science shows that we are better able to support folks when they need support if they themselves tell us what they need, and […]

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April 1, 2019

Lamoille Recap, March 2019

In the Lamoille Valley we’ve just finished our busy Dabble Day month – as hundreds of families have come together to play on a wintery Saturday, and a wintery Sunday! At the most recent event in Morrisville, over 200 kids and families spent the morning building headdresses, sitting in kiddie pools filled with feed corn, […]

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February 5, 2019

Lamoille Regional Recap November 2018

Efforts to improve the experience of families and young children at the Council have recently included work with the interagency coordinating team and several other communities of practice to utilize a systems integration survey that seeks to measure how integrated and connected the services and supports are in the region. This project, developed over the […]

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