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.
Yesterday, the State Advisory Council (SAC) formally endorsed the Policy Recommendations of the Vermont Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network for 2023. These recommendations represent the most pressing and actionable priorities for early childhood stakeholders throughout the Building Bright Futures Network. Read the 2023 Policy Recommendations The SAC is Vermont’s Governor-appointed, primary advisory body on […]
The Early Childhood Family Needs Assessment developed by BBF’s Families and Communities Committee closes on Saturday, October 15! This is an anonymous survey that we are asking Vermont parents and guardians with children under 9 years old to complete. So far, we have over 500 responses from families with young children across the state. If […]
At the Rutland County Parent-Child Center (RCPCC), college and high school students are getting hands-on training in early childhood education with the support of a grant from Building Bright Futures’ Vermont Early Childhood Fund. (Applications for the next round of VECF grants are open through Oct. 7, 2022.) This grant is a strategy to address […]