Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures kicks off statewide process to design Vermont’s future early care and learning system

News Release — Building Bright Futures May 15, 2017 Contact: Emily MacKenzie 802.876.5010 [email protected] The question of how Vermont can and should invest in its youngest citizens was a major focus in the State House this legislative session and it’s looking like next year’s budget will include a small but much-needed funding increase for early […]

Report: Pre-K access has improved, but access to childcare is limited

More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.

Director of Building Bright Futures advocacy group to step down in December

After four years as executive director of Building Bright Futures, Julie Coffey announced that she will be leaving at the end of the year to spend more time with her family. Calling her term as head of the nonprofit organization that has been deemed Vermont’s Early Childhood Advisory Council to Gov. Peter Shumlin both “intense […]

Report tracks data on early childhood spending

The report by Building Bright Futures pulls together state budget dollars channeled to more than 140 programs across 11 state agencies, departments and government divisions.

New portal to provide broad access to public data in Vermont

Public data abounds in modern times, but most is difficult to access or analyze. A new online portal, Vermont Insights, is meant to provide free and useful access to a trove of public data.

New early childhood leaders for 10 Vermont regions announced

Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council Inc. (BBF), Vermont’s early childhood resource and policy center, is pleased to announce 10 new Regional Coordinators located across the state to improve the quality, affordability and equal access to early care, health and education for young children and their families.

National Governors Association selects Vermont for early childhood initiative

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2010 Contact: David M. Coriell (802) 828-3333 Vermont to Participate in Early Childhood Policy Initiative One of Six states selected for NGA Ready States Initiative Montpelier, Vt. – The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected Vermont , as one of only six states, to develop high-quality, comprehensive state early childhood […]