Category Archives: Family

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 »

post by: Justin Wiggins

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 »

post by: Jason Jacobs

August 1, 2016 marked an important change in CAPS (Child Care and Parent Services) funding. CAPS subsidies are authorized through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), and they have been used to help families afford quality child care.  The changes come as a result of CCDF guideline updates and state needs assessment. Families currently… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Join over 170 already trained SFG trainers to help more professionals understand how to Strengthen Families! Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) will be offering a 2-day Training of Trainers on May 24-25 and repeated on July 14-15, 2016 at the Mercer University Regional Academic Center in McDonough. Applications are due May 2nd. Upon successful completion of… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Books are a favorite and reliable form of supporting and promoting young child growth and development.  The challenge for parents and professionals, however, can be finding good books in the sea of literature available in stores and online.  Fortunately, the internet is a treasure trove of great resources to help us in our search. Today,… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

According to the recently published summary, Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia, child care holds a very important part in the state’s economy.  Among the many facts and figures presented, the following stand out: “…the early care and education industry generated $4.7 billion dollars of economic activity in the state… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs