Statement on the House Passing of the Build Back Better Act
On Friday, November 19, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, marking a significant milestone. While it will still need to be considered and voted on in the Senate, today Representatives, including Congressman Welch, affirmed the importance of supporting the programs and systems that serve families and young children, as well as the early childhood professionals doing critical work.
Over the last couple of months, Building Bright Futures has been closely monitoring the reconciliation bill as it relates to child care, universal pre-K, and many other foundational programs that support young children and their families. To learn more about the bill and BBF’s role in monitoring the legislation and readying Vermont for this potential historic investment, watch our Executive Director, Morgan Crossman’s statementon the vote.
Watch BBF’s Statement on the Passing of the Build Back Better and what it could mean for Vermont children and families.
For more information on the contents of the Build Back Better Act and what it might mean for Vermont’s early childhood system, please see our most recent memo and visit the policy section of Vermontkidsdata.org for future updates.
The Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team will host a fundraiser to benefit Building Bright Futures at their game on Thursday, June 15, at 6:35 p.m. at Centennial Field in Burlington. From May 25 through June 14, discounted grandstand tickets will be available for $8, with half the proceeds going to BBF. The June 15 Vermont […]
The Child Outcomes Accountability Team (COAT) is one of seven committees monitoring progress toward Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP), with a focus on Goal 1: All children have a healthy start. To support a child’s well-being, we must consider the well-being of the entire family. It is particularly challenging to support family well-being when […]
Last year, more than 600 people across Vermont took the Vermont Early Childhood Family Needs Assessment. Next week, Building Bright Futures’Families & Communities Committee is offering a virtual briefing where you can learn more about the recently released report on the results. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 17, from noon to […]