News

Northern Windsor and Orange Recap January 2019

The Northern Windsor and Orange County Regional Council identified “Families and providers are aware of the benefits of participating in Women Infants and Children (WIC)“ as a priority for the year.  At our December Council meeting we invited Hunger Free Vermont, the Vermont Food Bank and the Vermont Department of Health to explain about the different aspects of the program. We learned that WIC is a nutrition education program primarily and secondary supplemental food support. Those enrolled are required to come in every six months for an in person meeting and in between those meetings must do one nutritional activity.  We also learned more about Hunger Free Vermont and the Hunger Council they staff for the Upper Valley.  The Vermont Food Bank shared with us their programs such as Veggie Van Go and the backpack program.  With this information, council members will be better able to help families they serve who may need assistance understanding WIC or with supplemental food.

The region is also in the beginning stages of setting up an Early Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Early MTSS) Regional Leadership team.  The aim of this group is to bring together the multiple places implementing Early MTTSS across the region, align resources, and determine capacity.  The group is busy expanding the leadership team, completing the benchmarks of quality, and determining action steps.

The council is continuing to support showings of the film “Resilience” across the region while partnering with community organizations such as the Special Needs Support Center, child care providers and others.  We will continue to show the film throughout the region in the spring.

Similar Blog

Blog

Young children and teachers around a table in a classroom
September 29, 2022

VECF Spotlight: Training Tomorrow’s Educators in Rutland County

At the Rutland County Parent-Child Center (RCPCC), college and high school students are getting hands-on training in early childhood education with the support of a grant from Building Bright Futures’ Vermont Early Childhood Fund. (Applications for the next round of VECF grants are open through Oct. 7, 2022.) This grant is a strategy to address […]

Read More

Blog

A preschooler painting a bird house
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 […]

Read More

Blog

September 22, 2022

VECF Spotlight: An anti-racist initiative forging new connections in Burlington

The Vermont Early Childhood Fund is a Building Bright Futures (BBF) initiative to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8), their families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. Eligible projects address one or more of the regional priorities identified annually by the BBF Regional Early Childhood Council and […]

Read More

Stay up to date on News + Events.

Please check your email for a confirmation email.