Category Archives: Advocacy

DECAL Spotlights Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles. “Look Again” Campaign Urges Greater Awareness to Protect Georgia’s Youngest Citizens “For the seventh consecutive year, DECAL is calling for families and caregivers of children to increase awareness of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. This year’s “Look Again” campaign aligns with National Heatstroke Prevention… Read more »

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The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) makes regular updates to its COVID-19 (coronavirus) web page.  Early learning professionals will find current child care guidance and resources.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Governor statements DECAL Commissioner letters FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) Instructions for programs that choose to close or… Read more »

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This week, infants, toddlers and the adults who love and serve them lost a friend and advocate in J. Ronald Lally.  Ron served most recently, as the Co-Director of Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd where he directed the Program for Infant/Toddler Care.  He spent nearly 30 years at WestEd after years of… Read more »

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This just in!  If your program serves middle school students, it is eligible for one of 26 grants, but the application deadline is January 24th! From the announcement for the 2020 Aim High Grant: The New York Life Foundation will award 26 grants to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth through their Aim High grant… Read more »

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In her article at afterschoolalliance.org, Selena Levy addresses a mysterious, frustrating, scary and/or taboo topic, depending on who you ask.  The topic:  what can after school and camp programs do to support mental health and wellness?  It is a brief article for a complex subject, but it is well worth your time if you, or… Read more »

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Friday, May 24 is Look Again Day according to a proclamation from Gov. Kemp, but for parents and caregivers, every day is a day to Look Again and ensure that children aren’t left in unattended vehicles.  The state’s press release can be found here. Please spread the word and share this link for a 30-second… 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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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 »

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