At the start of each year, The State of Vermont’s Children provides Vermont’s policy makers, educators, caregivers, health practitioners, business leaders, and community members with an objective, data-driven assessment of the well-being of young children and families in Vermont and highlights the annual recommendations from Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network. As the title indicates, this report provides a snapshot of the state of Vermont’s children and families. It includes data on access to basic needs, child welfare rates, and utilization of mental health services and offers an in-depth look at each of Vermont’s 12 regions. It also highlights the annual Policy Recommendations from Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network.
Please join Building Bright Futures and Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at noon for a virtual briefing to release The State of Vermont’s Children: 2023 Year in Review.
The 2023 report will be available for download on this page on Jan. 18. If you’d like to receive a free paper copy of our 2023 report, you can request a hard copy here.
Learn about last year’s report:Read the 2022 report Access the 2022 briefing slides Request a hard copy of the 2022 report Watch the recording of the 2022 briefing
The State of Vermont’s Children includes the 2023 Policy Recommendations of the Vermont Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network and a profile for each of Vermont’s 12 Building Bright Futures regions, which align with the Agency of Human Services Districts:
In addition to the full one-hour virtual briefing on The State of Vermont’s Children: 2022 Year in Review, BBF offers excerpts from the briefing on specific topics of interest.
Watch short segments of the January 2023 briefing on the following topics:
The State of Vermont’s Children: Year in Review provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the state of young child and family well-being in Vermont, as well as progress on selected indicators and outcomes for the early care, health, and education systems, and recommendations on how best to improve child and family well-being. The wealth of information in the report sheds light on the economic, social, health, and educational conditions for children in Vermont.
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