Category Archives: Child Development

Do you have a great idea for helping your community of little learners, but don’t have the funding to see it through? Want to learn more about how you can get funding for early language & literacy support?      Then this workshop is for you! The Early Language and Literacy Mini-Grant Program is a partnership between… Read more »

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2017-2018 CHILD CARE SERVICES TRAINING Family Child Care Learning Home Leadership Institute: Cruising to Excellence Back by popular demand! This comprehensive institute is geared towards Family Child Care Learning Home (FCCLH) Owners seeking to grow in their leadership practices. It will consist of several content areas aimed to address essential information required to effectively operate… Read more »

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Inclusion Training – FREE ! ! ! The introductory Inclusion Class, Count Me In! Including Each and Every Child!, is being offered for free: When:   April 25, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Where:  Peyton Anderson Building – Juanita Jordan Room 277 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Training Information: 2 hours of BFTS approved Training Hours… Read more »

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Dear Child Care Provider: As part of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, rules were adopted to help strengthen the foundation of health and safety for children in out-of-home environments. In October those rules went into effect in Georgia for all licensed child care programs. The revised rules require all… Read more »

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Governor Recommends Funds to Help Subsidize High Quality Child Care for Low-income Families to Work or Attend School CAPS Program Provides Access to High Quality and Affordable Early Learning Environments for Families Working toward Economic Independence   ATLANTA, Ga., (January 11, 2017) – Governor Nathan Deal is recommending $5.5 million in his FY2018 budget to… Read more »

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The sixth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 3 -7, 2016.  This week long celebration of Georgia’s Pre-K Program and other quality early childhood education centers is designed to engage lawmakers and civic leaders in visiting classrooms in their communities to build public awareness for early learning from birth to third grade.  Voices… Read more »

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You may recognize that this post shares a title with a great board book from Elizabeth Verdick, but you may know that books alone can’t solve this frustrating developmental challenge. Recently, I read an article by Tamara Lush with the Associated Press about a Florida toddler that was bitten more than a dozen times over… Read more »

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Good Day Everyone, I am excited to inform you about Round 4 of the Child Care Expansion Grant that is currently being offered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). This funding opportunity offers incentive packages up to $100,000 to reach children ages 0… Read more »

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