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Springfield Area

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

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

July 7 at 9:00 am

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

June 2 at 9:00 am

Springfield Area and Northern Windsor and Orange Regional Council Meeting

May 5 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

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


Regional Action Plan

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


Stories From the Springfield Area


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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February 3, 2020

Using Libraries to Help Families Heal

Have you had a pet die?  Have you experienced the death of a loved one?  Does someone you know have alzehimers? Have you been impacted by separation or divorce? How do you talk to children about these situations? Is there a library in town?  Wait, how are these things connected?  I promise they are, give […]

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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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