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Being a kindergartner today is very different than 20 years ago. Researchers have demonstrated that 5-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic learning activities than play-based learning opportunities that facilitate child-initiated investigations and foster social development among peers. To learn more, please visit the following link: http://www.businessinsider.com/kindergartens-fail-to-let-kids-play-2017-4?IR=T By: Christopher Brown, The Conversation

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Inclusion Training – FREE ! ! ! Training: I Can Do It! You Can Do It!  Supporting Success for All Children When:     May 25, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Where:   Peyton Anderson Building, 277 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Macon, GA The training will take place in the Juanita Jordan Room. Training Information: 2 hours of… 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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General Responsibilities:              Technical Assistance Coordinator is responsible for providing technical assistance (TA) and training to child care providers and early education programs in a designated service delivery area.  Primary goal of technical assistance is program quality improvement and Quality Rated leveling. Technical Assistance Coordinator will: Provide technical assistance/support to ECE professionals by phone, e-mail and… Read more »

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The event, a Town Hall meeting entitled Building and Improving Relationships between Family Child Care and DECAL will be held March 18, from 9:00 to noon (registration opens at 8:30, a brief PFCCA member meeting takes place after the town hall).  The meeting will be at Our Ladies of the Americas Catholic Mission (GYM Facility)… Read more »

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You are invited to be part of CCR&R Region 3’s very first Director to Director (D2D) meetings! In partnership with Quality Care for Children and The Georgia Alliance, Leap Early Learning Partners will be hosting our first D2D series in McDonough, GA.  We encourage you to join us for these monthly support meeting.  You will… Read more »

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Leap Early Learning Partners is proud to partner in an exciting training opportunity:  Rockdale Career Academy’s Early Childhood Education Conference 2017! The Conference will take place on February 18, 2017 at the Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, GA. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and training sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m…. 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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