Vermont’s Early Childhood Resource, Data, and Policy Center was created to meet a critical need in Vermont in 2020: a centralized, one-stop-shop for stakeholders to view the latest data, resources, and policy recommendations within Vermont’s early childhood system. The Center is part of Building Bright Futures, Vermont’s early childhood public-private partnership charged under Title 33, Chapter 46, to be Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council (SAC), the mechanism used to advise the Governor and legislature on the well-being of children in the prenatal period through age eight and their families. One of BBF's primary responsibilities is to monitor the early childhood system and maintain progress toward Vermont's vision for the Early Childhood System. The Center is one key component of how BBF meets this obligation.
Led by Director, Morgan K. Crossman, Ph.D., M.A., the Vermont Early Childhood Resource, Data, and Policy Center is the go-to source for data on outcomes for children and families as well as resources, services and policy in Vermont. The Center delivers the most high-quality, up-to-date information on the status of children and families across sectors using Vermont-specific, national, and community data sources.
Mission: Evidence to inform early childhood policy in Vermont
How We’re Different
To execute the vision for the Center, we’ve assembled a small staff in addition to collaborating with a variety of incredibly talented content experts, data stewards, researchers, agency and community partners, and faculty in Vermont.
Research and Data Director
Deputy & VECAP Director