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Orleans & No. Essex

Regional Contact

Linda Michniewicz

Regional Coordinator, Caledonia & S. Essex and Orleans & N. Essex

Linda is the Building Bright Futures Regional Coordinator for Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties. She has devoted her career to early childhood education starting as a preschool teacher, Head Start director and most recently the Early Childhood Program Coordinator for the Caledonia North Supervisory Union. Linda serves on the Board of Directors for Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, the Lake Region Union High School, and elementary middle school Boards. She is also a Justice of the Peace and on the Board of Civil Authority for the Town of Westmore where she resides. She enjoys living in the NEK and taking advantage of all the great outdoor natural resources it has to offer!

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Orleans and Northern Essex Regional Council Meeting

June 7 at 1:00 pm

Orleans and Northern Essex Regional Council Meeting

May 3 at 1:00 pm

Orleans & No. Essex Regional Council Meeting

April 5 at 1:00 pm |Contact Linda Michniewicz for Zoom link , C

Regional Action Plan

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

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Stories From Orleans and Northern Essex

Blog

October 14, 2020

The Early MTSS-123 Project: ONE Early Childhood System, TWO Social and Emotional Interventions, THREE Core Groups

In the past few months, a new Early Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Early MTSS) and Strengthening Families pilot project was introduced in Franklin/Grand Isle, Orleans/Northern Essex, and Northern Windsor/Orange in partnership with Dr. Lori Meyer from the University of Vermont, Building Bright Futures and Pyramid 802 PLUS. This is an opportunity for Early MTSS coaches […]

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Blog

May 6, 2020

Coming Together in the Northeast Kingdom during COVID-19

The notice popped up in my inbox the other day-”This to-do is due soon: April testimonial”.  A testimonial, by definition, is a “positive tribute to someone and to their achievements.”  It is difficult to single out one person to write a testimonial about during this recent unprecedented health crisis, so this is a testimonial to […]

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March 13, 2020

Community Playgroups Increase Social Connections

Orleans and Northern Essex counties are known for beautiful unspoiled landscapes, and remote, sparsely populated communities.  For families with young children, making social connections can be challenging.  In several communities in Orleans and Northern Essex counties, community playgroups are being offered at a variety of venues, but with similar goals-to increase social connections by providing […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

The Regional Profile for the Orleans and Northern Essex Region highlights the priorities of the Regional Council, and data and conditions for children in the area.

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