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October 14, 2020

The Early MTSS-123 Project: ONE Early Childhood System, TWO Social and Emotional Interventions, THREE Core Groups

In the past few months, a new Early Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Early MTSS) and Strengthening Families pilot project was introduced in Franklin/Grand Isle, Orleans/Northern Essex, and Northern Windsor/Orange in partnership with Dr. Lori Meyer from the University of Vermont, Building Bright Futures and Pyramid 802 PLUS. This is an opportunity for Early MTSS coaches […]

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February 26, 2020

Springfield Area Regional Recap, February 2020

The Springfield Area Regional Council recently co-hosted a couple of trainings to support early childhood providers increase knowledge and better support children and families.  One of these trainings was an Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social and Emotional (ASQ:SE) where providers learned the differences between the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: 3rd edition (ASQ:3) especially the different […]

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February 3, 2020

Using Libraries to Help Families Heal

Have you had a pet die?  Have you experienced the death of a loved one?  Does someone you know have alzehimers? Have you been impacted by separation or divorce? How do you talk to children about these situations? Is there a library in town?  Wait, how are these things connected?  I promise they are, give […]

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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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September 10, 2019

Sharing Successes at the Help Me Grow National Conference

In May, four members of the Springfield Area Building Bright Futures Council had the opportunity to attend the Help Me Grow National Forum and learn more about Help Me Grow and how others are implementing the initiative.  The team that was able to attend is made up of Rachel Hunter from the Springfield School District, […]

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July 3, 2019

Springfield Area Recap June 2019

The Springfield Area Regional Council has been focusing on reflecting on what we have accomplished this past year and what we would like to focus on next year.  We did this by looking at data.  The council noted that the poverty levels have increased in the region.  In 2012, 19.6% of children under 6 lived […]

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April 1, 2019

Springfield Area Recap, March 2019

The Springfield Area Regional Council spent its February meeting learning about the Department of Children and Families Family Services role in our community.  We learned about what was in statue and what they are responsible for.  We learned some of the data that impact children and families, and how many children are in custody.  We […]

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March 28, 2019

WIC Helps Springfield Area Families with Food Insecurity and More

In Vermont one in seven children are food insecure. Women Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal program that provides nutrition education, breast feeding support and supplemental food to pregnant women, caregivers or parents with a child under the age of 5.  WIC’s mission is to assure healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes and healthy growth […]

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February 5, 2019

Springfield Area Regional Recap November 2018

In our regional Action Plan, the Springfield Area Council has identified “families and caregivers have opportunities to understand child development“ as a priority for the year.  One strategy we have used in coordination with the local ACEs in Action Collaborative and Building Flourishing Communities was to have film screenings of Resilience followed by community conversations.  […]

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January 31, 2019

Springfield Area Recap January 2019

The Springfield Area Regional Council spent its December meeting learning more about the Preschool Development Grant that was submitted and what that means to the council, meeting the new Executive Director at the Springfield Area Parent Child Cente,r and being updated on the trainings that took place for the Same Page Initiative.  The Same Page […]

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January 2, 2019

Getting on the Same Page in Springfield

Recently, a Springfield Area Building Bright Futures Council had a member transition from a family home care provider to a position within a school district.  After taking this position she learned just how much she was unaware about her students’ readiness for kindergarten from the kindergarten teacher’s perspective.  If information is not communicated from elementary […]

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