At our October 15th council meeting, 38 early childhood professionals and community partners representing both regions in the Northeast Kingdom attended the presentation on the STep Ahead Recognition Systems (STARS), the state’s quality and improvement rating system for early care and learning programs, with Melissa Riegel-Garrett and Heather Mattison from the Child Development Division (CDD). […]
By Dawn Powers The Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) is striving to create and integrate a sustainable, systems-wide Strengthening Families (SF) approach. This is an evidence-based approach focused on increasing family strengths, while simultaneously promoting child development, and reducing risk of child abuse and neglect. Identification and promotion of protective factors for children and […]
At our December 17th BBF Regional Council meeting, we hosted a Substance Use Disorder professional development opportunity in collaboration with Kingdom Recovery Center and Oak Leaf and Pine Counseling. The workshop was presented by Carol Smith from Oak Leaf and Pine Counseling, PLC. We had 26 community partners attend. This two hour training provided basic concepts related to substance abuse and […]
The How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families report highlights the data and conditions of early Childhood in Calendonia and Southern Essex, and discusses the priorities of the Regional Council in supporting children in the area.