Early Childhood Publications and Resources

Official Recommendations - State Advisory Council, Task Forces, and Commissions

Early Childhood Annual Overviews, Needs Assessments, and Reports

The State of Vermont's Children

Kids Count Data Books

Evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System Final Report - Education Development Center. February 2021

Early Childhood Family Engagement Assessment Report Building Bright Futures, December 2020

Early Childhood Systems Needs Assessment Building Bright Futures, October 2020

Maternal and Child Health Division Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment - Vermont Department of Health, September 2020

Head Start Needs Assessments

COVID-19 Vermont Family Impact Survey Voices for Vermont’s Children, Let’s Grow Kids, Building Bright Futures, Hunger Free Vermont, Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, October 2020

Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Task Force Report Building Bright Futures, February 2020

The 2020 Early Childhood Landscape in Vermont - The Hunt Institute

Building Vermont's Future from the Child Up Summit Report - December 2017

Child Welfare

Child Protection in Vermont. Report for 2021. June 2022

Vermont's Family First Prevention Services Act Prevention Plan. October 2021

Drivers of Custody Rates in Vermont. Final Report 2021 Submitted to Vermont's Senate Appropriations Committee. University of Vermont Education and Social Services. September 2021

Study of CHINS Case Processing in Vermont. Submitted to the Child Protection Oversight Work Group. National Center for State Courts. May 2021

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Early Childhood Data

Vermont's Early Childhood Action Plan Data Dashboard. Vermont's Early Childhood Data and Policy Center

Vermont Education Dashboard. Vermont Agency of Education

Kids Count Data Center. The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Vermont Child Care Provider Data

Early Care and Education (Ages 0 to 5)

Promoting Inclusion and Exploring Supports for Children with Specialized Needs in Early Childhood Education Settings: Recommendations to Prevention Suspension and Expulsion University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services. March 2021

The Early MTSS-123 Project Final Report (March 2021)- University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services

Vermont Early Childhood Wage and Fringe Benefit Comparability Study (2021). School Readiness Consulting

Vermont Regulated Child Care and Early Learning Program Report on Program Closures, Capacity and Enrollment Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division, December 2020

2019 Vermont Child Care Market Rate Survey and Cost of Care Report Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division (Published 2021)

2020 Stalled at the Start - Let's Grow Kids, January 2020

Young Children’s Early Care and Learning in Vermont - NORC at the University of Chicago, February 2019

2018 Stalled at the Start - Let's Grow Kids, February 2018

Vermont Early Childhood and Afterschool Professionals Workforce Report - Vermont Department for Children and Families: Child Development Division, December 2018

2016 Stalled at the Start - Let's Grow Kids, June 2016

Understanding and Assessing the Facility Needs of Vermont’s Early Learning and Development Programs - EDC and the Vermont Head Start State Collaboration Office

Preparing Young Children for School: Educator's Practice Guide, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, August 2022

Equity is Quality and Quality is Equity: Operationalizing Equity in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, Children's Equity Project | Child Care Aware of America, June 2022

QRIS: Building the Case for Knocking it Down, Policy Equity Group

Reducing Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood Education, New America, May 2022

The Child Care Paradox: How child care providers balance paid and un-paid caregiving, Center for the Study of Social Policy, May 2022

The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S. – A Report Series, Committee for Economic Development, February 2022

The State of Preschool Yearbook 2021 - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

The State of Preschool Yearbook 2021: Appendix A: State Survey Data 2020-2021, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

Vermont Profile: The State of Preschool Yearbook 2021 - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

Early Care and Education in Rural Communities - OPRE | Child Trends Research Brief

The State of Preschool Yearbook 2020 - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

Special Report: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Preschool - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

Seven Impacts of the Pandemic on Young Children and their Parents: Initial Findings from NIEER’s December 2020 Preschool Learning Activities Survey - National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

2020 State Policy Update Report - Early Start

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2020. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Vermont Profile: Early Childhood Workforce Index 2020. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Early Care and Education (Kindergarten to third grade)

Vermont Education Dashboard. Vermont Agency of Education

Vermont State Snapshot. Vermont Agency of Education

Ready for Kindergarten! Survey, Vermont Agency of Education

Equity

Head Start

Health and Well-Being

Adversity and Opportunity - The Pandemic's Paradoxical Effect on Child Health and Well-being, JAMA Pediatrics, March 2022

Rural Children's Health and Health Care | NSCH Data Brief, HRSA Maternal and Child Health, February 2022

Resources for Pediatric Trainees, Harvard Center for the Developing Child Pediatrics

Mental Health

Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs - U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 2021

Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth - A National Agenda. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2019 (registration required for access)

Universal Prekindergarten Education (UPK)

A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership: Vermont's Universal Prekindergarten System. Actionable Evidence Initiative Case Study, September 2021

BBF Testimony to the Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report August 2021

Characteristics of Approved Universal Prekindergarten Programs in Vermont in 2018/19 - A Publication of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at IES, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands At Education Development Center, January 2021

BBF’s Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Webinar - February 2020

Enrollment rates of children in universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2016/17 - A Publication of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at IES, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands At Education Development Center, January 2020

BBF Testimony on the findings of Building Bright Futures’ information gathering effort on Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) January 2020

Pupil Weighting Factors Report: Report to the House and Senate Committees on Education, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance - Vermont Agency of Education, December 2019

Prekindergarten Education Study: Final Report - Vermont Agency of Education, July 2019

Vermont Education Dashboard: Enrollment. Vermont Agency of Education

Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan Data Dashboard. Vermont's Early Childhood Data and Policy Center

The number of children enrolled in Universal Prekindergarten Education (VECAP Goal 3, Development and Education Outcomes) Vermont's Early Childhood Data and Policy Center

Interactive GIS Map of Vermont Prek Programs and selected indicators. AIR

Workforce

Data Spotlight on Vermont's Early Childhood Workforce Crisis. From The State of Vermont's Children: 2021 Year in Review. Building Bright Futures, January 2022

Evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System Final Report - Education Development Center. February 2021

VTAEYC Health Care Survey Analysis. Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children. July 2020

Early Care and Education Programs During COVID-19: Persistent Inequities and Emerging Challenges, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, June 2022

The Child Care Paradox: How child care providers balance paid and un-paid caregiving, Center for the Study of Social Policy, May 2022

Unworthy Wages: State-Funded Preschool Teacher Salaries and Benefits, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), May 2022

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2020. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

A Look at Salary/Wage Scales for the Early Childhood Educator Workforce, Child Care Services Association, T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood National Center, November 2021