Category Archives: Child Development

Did you know that 44 million kids (ages 3-17) have diagnosed anxiety, and 1.9 million have diagnosed depression. Per Feel Your Feels: “Launched in 2020 by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and Voices for Georgia’s Children along with incredible partners, the Free Your Feels campaign helps Georgia’s children, teens, and young adults stay mentally healthy… Read more »

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Are you seeking help with your kids to assist with virtual learning? DECAL has you covered. They are now launching SOLVE (Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education). SOLVE provides financial assistance for families with students enrolled in a Georgia public school system that is only offering a virtual learning model.  These scholarships are used to… Read more »

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$20 ($10 for Members) Interactions to Support Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Aug 22 Featuring Renee Gudermuth, Corporate Field Trainer for Goddard Systems and a certified APT facilitator and trainer for Teaching Strategies, GAEYC Board Member In this training participants will discuss the importance of supporting healthy brain development and its correlation to the response… Read more »

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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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Tell us about your experiences! We’d love to hear from you Quality Care for Children and the Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia are interested in hearing from family child care providers about their opinions and experiences regarding caring for children in nontraditional hours. Please take our short survey and be entered to win… Read more »

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