Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Central Vermont

Regional Contact

Ellen Taetzsch

Regional Manager serving Central, Southeast Vermont, Northern Windsor/Orange and Springfield Area regions

Ellen is the Regional Manager for the Southeast corner of the state including Windsor, Orange and Springfield and Washington Counties. She collaborates with partners and families within these communities to support children under 8 and their families. Ellen has worked in community development both domestically and in Africa. She enjoys seeing the impact communities can have when working together. Ellen enjoys being outdoors with her dogs and testing out new recipes in the kitchen.

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

July 9 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

June 11 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

May 14 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

April 9 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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


October 8, 2021

BBF Launches the Vermont Early Childhood Fund with $100K to Communities

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce the creation of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) providing grants of $10,000-$20,000 for up to 7 grantees to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.  Each year BBF Regional Councils, the […]

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July 21, 2020

Central Vermont Tackles Connectivity Barriers for Families During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across Vermont in March, Central Vermont BBF and community partners rallied to address the needs of its residents. Early childhood partners in Central Vermont sought to help children and their families access health, mental health and education services that suddenly moved on-line and left them disconnected without devices or […]

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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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