Springfield Area

Regional Contact

Beth Truzansky

Deputy Director

As Deputy Director, Beth manages the comprehensive infrastructure of the State Advisory Council, 7 Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan Committees and 12 regional councils and works with individuals, organizations and agencies to develop best approaches for an integrated system that advances data-driven progress for all Vermont’s young children and their families. Beth works to inspire and maintain the vision outlined in Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan to improve outcomes for children and families. Beth joined the BBF team in 2014 since then has served as the Interim Executive Director, VECAP Director and Chittenden Regional Coordinator. Previously she worked for the City of Burlington managing the city’s community engagement, AmeriCorps and cultural competency programs. Beth’s skills are in strategic systems change, organization development, creating more equitable systems, engaged decision making and facilitation. She lives in Burlington, Vermont with her partner, Tracy, and their two daughters.

Upcoming Council Meetings

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

July 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

June 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

Springfield Area and Northern Windsor and Orange Regional Council Meeting

May 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

April 7, 2021 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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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 the Springfield Area

Blog

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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Blog

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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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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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Learn about the conditions of early childhood in the Springfield area, and the priorities of the Regional Council in supporting young children and families.

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