Central Vermont

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Kelly Hayes

Regional Manager for Lamoille Valley and Central Vermont

Kelly Hayes brings extensive experience to our team of Regional Managers. She has over 20 years of experience as an early childhood professional, having worked as an infant/toddler teacher, an early interventionist, a home-based provider, and a center director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Plymouth State College and an M.S. from Wheelock College’s “Birth to Three: Development and Intervention” program. Kelly graduated from Vermont’s Early Childhood Leadership Institute and is a member of the Advancing the Profession Task Force with the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC). Kelly lives in Waitsfield with her two children, Daniel and Lily, and their dog, Bailey. She enjoys hiking, biking, and camping with family and friends.

Regional Action Plan

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


Stories From Central Vermont


Legislative Forum for Central Vermont & Lamoille in January 2024
April 25, 2024

Connecting Families and Educators to the Resources They Need

I became BBF’s Regional Manager for the Lamoille Valley and Central Vermont regions in 2023 after spending more than two decades working in the early childhood field, where I learned so much from children and families. Most recently, I ran an early childhood education center in Moretown and have also worked in Early Intervention—the services […]

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Little kids playing with toys in a classroom
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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January 19, 2022

BBF Awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures Regional Councils awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund grants to improve the well-being of children, families and communities Building Bright Futures (BBF) announced seven recipients of grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). Grantees will work with BBF Regional Councils to improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8) and families, […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

The Central Vermont Region is highlighted in the How Are Vermont’s Children and Families report, featuring data that explains the conditions of early childhood in the area. The report also discusses regional priorities to support children and families.


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