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Regional Contact

Amanda Biggs

Regional Coordinator, Chittenden

As the BBF Chittenden Regional Coordinator, Amanda seeks purposeful opportunities to develop strong connections with community partners, caregivers, and organizations that result in systems that better serve young children and families. Collaborative Leadership is the thread that weaves together her career and aspirations – she truly believes that our communities are strongest when we all work together. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Johnson State College, and is currently working towards her Master’s in Education at UVM. In addition to her work at BBF, Amanda also teaches dance to young children, and visits Vermont’s beautiful mountains to snowboard as often as she can in the winter. She resides in Underhill with her husband and two daughters.

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Chittenden Regional Council

July 1 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

June 3 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

May 6 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

April 1 at 2:00 pm |contact Amanda Biggs 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 Chittenden


October 6, 2020

Restorative Practices in Early Education

When students feel connected to their schools, peers, and teachers, they build trust and we know that supportive relationships are a key protective factor for young children. The Restorative Practices Framework provides tools for teachers to help foster a sense of connectedness in their classroom through mindful awareness opportunities. Restorative Practice Circles are a place […]

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July 24, 2020

Chittenden Regional Project Highlight: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) – Making the Systems Work for Families

Overview The SUD – Making the Systems Work for Families Project is embedded in the BBF statewide network. To describe this network briefly, BBF has 12 regions throughout Vermont that align with the Agency of Human Services districts. Each regional early childhood council, supported by one of BBF’s Regional Council Coordinators, brings together community members […]

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February 12, 2020

Resilience and Grit: A Father’s Story

The Chittenden Regional Council is committed to honoring and valuing the voices of families that live in our community, and we hold those voices up each and every time we work together towards our common goals. Whether or not families are at our physical meeting tables, their seat is arguably the most important, and their perspectives are critical […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Data and conditions for children and families in the Chittenden 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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