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Robin Stromgren

Regional Coordinator, Bennington and Lamoille Valley

Robin is the Regional Coordinator for the Bennington and Lamoille Valley regions and has worked for BBF since before it inception with Act 104. She believes a strong strategic plan sets a solid path for collaborative work and uses each Council’s regional plans to guide the work of the Council. Robin believes it is the interface of the early childhood sectors that makes the regional work productive. Robin loves to travel to new places and is always trying something new. She took up karate in January 2020 and has advanced to a yellow belt. Robin believe that it is important to gain knowledge while learning new skills. It is important to have balance in life and work.

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Bennington Regional Council Meeting

July 14 at 11:00 am

Bennington Regional Council Meeting

June 9 at 11:00 am

Bennington Regional Council Meeting

May 12 at 11:00 am

Bennington Regional Council Meeting

April 14 at 11:00 am |contact Robin Stromgren for videoconference information

Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council serves local children and families.


Stories From Bennington


March 2, 2020

Breaking New Ground with Betsy Rathbun Gunn of Bennington County Head Start

One of the definitions of the word ‘partner’ is one who shares.  The word takes on a depth of meanings and added strength in the context of the early childhood profession.  Partnership is about action; it is the way that we do our work in the Bennington region- by sharing strengths and resources while assisting […]

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November 22, 2019

Welcome to Camp Be-A-Kid, Helping Children Build Social Emotional Skills

Children who have strong social emotional skills are ready to learn, ready for school and ready for life.  However, there are many children and families that need support to move forward in life.  Right now, there is not enough capacity in the mental health system for children and their families, resulting in some children not […]

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July 31, 2019

Bennington’s Pre-K Providers a Model of Successful Partnerships

Pre-K in the Bennington Region is a study in successful partnerships.  Across the United States, more and more school districts are providing pre-K to both three- and four-year-olds. The movement started from a Pew Charitable Trust 10 year campaign to advance high-quality voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds.  There was a challenge to national […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Data and conditions for children and families in the Bennington Region are highlighted in How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families. The priorities of the Regional Council are also discussed.


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