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Southeast 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

Southeast Vermont Regional Council Meeting

July 14 at 3:00 pm

Southeast Vermont Regional Council Meeting

June 9 at 3:00 pm

Southeast Vermont Regional Council Meeting

May 12 at 3:00 pm

Southeast Vermont Regional Council Meeting

April 14 at 3:00 pm |contact Sandy Stark for video conference link

Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council will work to improve conditions for children and families.


Stories From Southeast 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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September 25, 2020

We’re Hiring! Southeast Vermont Regional Coordinator

Building Bright Futures (BBF) is seeking a part-time Regional Coordinator to support the Building Bright Futures regional early childhood council in Southeast Vermont serving the Brattleboro AHS district which includes much of Windham County.  BBF Regional Councils bring together a diverse group of community members who are committed to children and families to identify gaps, […]

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September 8, 2020

Creating a Strong Early Care and Education Workforce

Thanks to a small group of dedicated individuals, the Early Childhood Pathway that was inactive at the Windham Regional Career Center will be restarted this week. The program now has an advisory board, an updated curriculum (including a new course on The Art and Science of Teaching from Melissa Mroz-Gaskill), and a group of students […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Information about the data and conditions of early childhood in Southeast Vermont are detailed in the How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families report. It also highlights priorities for the Regional Council.


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