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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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Early bird registration is now open! The 2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit will be held on October 5-6, 2017 at Helms College in Augusta. Hear from Keynote Betti Wiggins, tour dynamic farm to school programs, and choose from 21 education sessions, including a 3-hour DECAL led procurement workshop and full farm to early care track… Read more »

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Quality Rated eligible providers must be star rated by 12/31/2020 in order to continue to receive Child Care and Parent Services (CAPS) funding. Upcoming Question & Answer Sessions across Georgia will review the supports available to you today to help you earn your Quality Rated star rating by the deadline. Still more questions about Quality… Read more »

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General Responsibilities:       The CCR&R Outreach Coordinator will focus on recruitment efforts for Quality Rated (QR) and the QR TA Project. Outreach Coordinator will:  Oversees all recruitment efforts of the CCR&R (to try and get more providers to enroll in our TA Project). Coordinate plans for calls, events, email and social media campaigns, etc. Maintain accurate… Read more »

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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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