Growing Bright Futures Video series is brought to you by a partnership of Let’s Grow Kids, Treleven, Middlebury Community Television and Building Bright Futures.These broadcasts feature local experts discussing the importance of quality early childhood experiences for Vermont’s children, harnessing the power of Vermont communities to improve child and family well-being.
Beth Diamond discusses Help Me Grow, a new program through Vermont 2-1-1, where child development specialists are available to answer questions and connect families to local resources and services.
Music development can be extremely important to child development. Learn more from Sadie Brightman the founder of the Middlebury Community Music Center and find out about musical opportunities for all ages at MCMC.
Jeff Heath and Gillian MacKinnon, Jeff heath and Gillian MacKinnon, Vermont Dept. of Health, discuss upcoming changes to the WIC food program.
Want great, wholesome food at a discount price? Learn how to get it from Charlie Mitchell, a member of Middlebury Foods, an affordable, non-profit food delivery service. Middlebury Foods is a Middlebury College student created and run, volunteer program that offers families packages of quality produce and meats at competitive prices. Learn more about pick up sites and what to expect in your box here.
Ben Wilson, past president of the Better Middlebury Partnership, talks about the economic value of high quality childcare. He goes far beyond explaining why good care is good for children, and explores why it is an important economic driver for our region. Ben also shares his past experiences as a caregiver, program director, and parent in this community.
Host Cheryl Mitchell talks with Johanna Vaczy about the STARS certification for early education programs.
Host Cheryl Mitchell talks with Meg Baker, Universal PreK Coordinator for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, and Su White, co-leader of the Addison County Directors Network and director of the Quarry Hill School.
Cheryl Mitchell talks with Anne Gleason, School Age and Summer Programs Coordinator of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center.
Cheryl Mitchell talks with Mike Reiderer, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.
In recognition of National Foster Care Month, in this Growing Bright Futures video, host Cheryl Mitchell talks about the foster care system with Laurie Mumley and Andrea Grimm of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families.
Host Cheryl Mitchell talks with Joy Wood and Kristin Richards, juniors at Middlebury College who will be offering a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Camp for middle school girls.