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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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October 29, 2019

Supporting Families and Teachers as they Teach Emotional Processing

The Chittenden Regional Council’s Action Plan includes the following strategy, “Children’s social and emotional needs are met.” While the language used here is simple, the action steps and research involved in doing this right is quite complex. How do we ensure that a child’s emotional needs are being met, so that they are able to […]

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October 24, 2019

Equity

by Su White, Teaching Director, Quarry Hill School, Middlebury Co-leader, Addison County Directors Network 2018 Early Childhood Leadership Institute, Snelling Center In considering equity so many things come to mind- and as ideas bubble up and recede, what remains through my sifted thoughts is: “being heard”, “being seen”, “being respected”. In short- BELONGING. In the world […]

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October 22, 2019

Vermont Insights Project Manager RFP

BBF seeks a Project Manager to work on specific deliverables for our data platform, Vermont Insights.  This work will execute a needs assessment project with our early childhood partners outlined in the Pre-School Development Grant Birth-Five (PDGB5) awarded to the State of Vermont in 2018 and executed from November 15, 2019-December 30, 2020. To respond […]

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October 2, 2019

State Advisory Council, September 2019

September’s State Advisory Council Meeting kicked off with an update on the status of the Preschool Development Grant, followed by reminders of calendar items for the remainder of the calendar year, including the upcoming SAC and Regional Council Assembly in October, and the release of How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families at the end […]

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Regional Council Recap

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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Regional Council Recap

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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Regional Council Recap

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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