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.
We have big news! Check out this press release that just went out to regional and statewide outlets: Jan. 31, 2023 (MONTPELIER, Vt.)—Vermont has been awarded a $23 million federal grant to strengthen the state’s early childhood system, support the early childhood workforce, and improve the quality and availability of services for children from birth […]
The newly released 2022 Impact Report provides an overview of Building Bright Futures’ finances, recognizes our donors, and outlines the ways that BBF’s robust 450+ person network carried out our primary functions in FY22: to advise, monitor, convene, respond, and empower. Here are three highlights: 1. BBF established the Vermont Early Childhood Fund, awarding $100,000 […]
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