Invest in BBF to Build an Integrated, Data-Informed Early Childhood System

Building Bright Futures (BBF) fulfills an essential role as Vermont’s early childhood State Advisory Council (SAC), mandated by state and federal statute to uphold the vision and strategic plan for an integrated system. BBF improves the well-being of each and every child and family in Vermont by using evidence to inform policy and bringing voices together to discuss critical challenges and problem-solve. The Alliance supports BBF’s request for increased base funding by $261,000 to adequately support the work of the SAC, Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan, and 12 Regional Councils required to respond quickly to critical requests from the legislature and public and private community partners.

LEAD ORGANIZATION: Building Bright Futures

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Data and Talking Points

BBF improves the well-being of each and every child prenatal to age eight in Vermont and their families by:

  • Providing data and being a key advisor to the Legislature, responding to requests to gather information for testimony and studies
  • Engaging and elevating the voices of Vermont families and communities
  • Building capacity of state agencies in gathering and providing information to the field through webinars and forums, and organizing providers within regions to fill gaps and directly support children and families
  • Maintaining a network of over 450 early childhood leaders and stakeholders to articulate the vision of and make progress on Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan, our shared early childhood strategic plan
  • Supporting early childhood emergency response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic