Springfield Area

Regional Contact

Courtney Hillhouse

Regional Manager for Southeast Vermont, Northern Windsor and Orange, and Springfield Area

Courtney serves as the Regional Manager for Southeast Vermont, the Springfield Area, and Northern Windsor & Orange counties. Courtney has a passion for creating social change and improving the lives of children and families and the early childhood workforce. She brings diverse skills in community outreach, public health, prevention, marketing, and community problem-solving to this role, which builds on her work most recently as a Community Outreach Specialist in community health with Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Her passion is in providing equitable access to services, particularly building quality child care with a universal foundation of social and emotional support. Courtney devotes time volunteering as a member of the Windsor Rotary Club and enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and finding other adventures throughout New England’s stunning landscape. Courtney holds a MA and a BA in Communications and Media Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Cavendish, Vermont, with her two sons and two cats.

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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

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November 28, 2022

BBF Announces Recipients of 2023 Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures is excited to announce the recipients of our Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) awards for 2023. The fund supports creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8), families, and the Vermont communities in which they live. The 2023 VECF grantees will carry out the following projects: Develop a culturally-tailored […]

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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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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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