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Front cover of BBF Impact Report FY22
January 23, 2023

Our Impact in FY22

The newly released 2022 Impact Report provides an overview of Building Bright Futures’ finances, recognizes our donors, and outlines the ways that BBF’s robust 450+ person network carried out our primary functions in FY22: to advise, monitor, convene, respond, and empower.  Here are three highlights: 1. BBF established the Vermont Early Childhood Fund, awarding $100,000 […]

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January 10, 2023

Our New Report “The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review”

On Jan. 9, 2023, Building Bright Futures and Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center released The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review. The report provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the well-being of young children and families in Vermont and includes the 2023 Policy Recommendations from Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council […]

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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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October 25, 2022

State Advisory Council endorses 2023 Policy Recommendations

Yesterday, the State Advisory Council (SAC) formally endorsed the Policy Recommendations of the Vermont Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network for 2023. These recommendations represent the most pressing and actionable priorities for early childhood stakeholders throughout the Building Bright Futures Network. Read the 2023 Policy Recommendations The SAC is Vermont’s Governor-appointed, primary advisory body on […]

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October 12, 2022

3 more days to take Family Needs Assessment

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 […]

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September 27, 2022

Share your feedback by Oct. 3 for Preschool Development Grant

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 […]

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September 12, 2022

News from the Network: Family Engagement and Support

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 […]

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Young girl celebrating her first birthday with balloons spelling out "ONE"
September 7, 2022

Screening Helps Protect Young Kids from Lead Exposure

Although most parents know that lead paint is dangerous, especially for young children and pregnant people, did you know that lead poisoning doesn’t show any immediate symptoms? That’s why it’s required in Vermont for all 1- and 2-year-olds to be tested for blood lead levels, in line with national standards of pediatric care. Every 1- […]

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August 29, 2022

Grant applications open now, due Oct. 7 for Vermont Early Childhood Fund

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce that applications are now open for grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) to support creative solutions to 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 early childhood experts within communities—identify two […]

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August 25, 2022

We’re hiring a Data and Policy Analyst

Are you interested in making Vermont a better place for children and families? Do you believe that the best way to tackle complex social issues is to bring together a diverse group of partners to work toward a common goal? Building Bright Futures (BBF) is expanding and is looking for a mission- and data-driven individual […]

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Part of flyer for Spartan Trail 10K race on Sept. 11, 2022 at Killington
August 23, 2022

Support BBF by running a 10K on Sept. 11, 2022 at Killington

Spartan and Building Bright Futures are excited to partner for the 2022 Vermont Spartan Trail 10K and other weekend events at Killington. For every 10K trail race pass purchased using this link, Spartan Trail will donate a substantial portion of the proceeds to support the work of BBF.  Spartan Trail aims to bring more people […]

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