Projects & Pilots

As a backbone organization for child well-being, BBF often convenes stakeholders and community members on issues that are important to children and families. Below are examples of some of these key initiatives.

Preschool Development Grant

The Preschool Development Grant is the funding mechanism for Vermont’s birth to age 5 system improvement plan.

Building Vermont’s Future From the Child Up

Building Vermont’s Future From the Child Up represents a multi-year effort to explore and develop recommendations for the future of early care and learning system in Vermont.

Early Care and Learning Household Study

BBF, the VT Agency of Human Services Child Development Division, and Let’s Grow Kids commissioned a survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago to answer key questions about child care in Vermont with insights into child care arrangements, needs, and preferences of Vermont families.

Substance Use & Opioid Task Force

Substance Use Disorders can have a profound influence on the lives of people and their families, particularly their children. Young children are especially affected because of exposure during the prenatal period, exposure to toxins and toxic stress in their home environment as they grow and develop, and the impact of these substances on their family’s capacity to parent and their community’s capacity to support them during their most critical years of development.

Blue Ribbon Commission

Purpose: (1) to inventory and review reports and recommendations issued over the past 10 years relating to high quality, affordable child care; (2) to determine the elements inherent in all quality child care programs; and (3) to make recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on the most effective use of existing public funding and additional opportunities.

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