Category Archives: Child Development

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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The Quality Rated Peer Support Network (PSN) was created by child care providers to share ideas, success stories, and lessons learned during the Quality Rated experience. The Peer Support Network is open to all Quality Rated programs as well as those who are in the process of earning or increasing their Quality Rated star rating…. Read more »

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The CDC is offering a free training on developmental monitoring, and DECAL is offering teachers, who complete the online training, approved training credit and a developmental monitoring starter kit. At Leap, we believe that the training and supplies will help teachers sharpen their skills in the classroom and support teacher efforts to communicate effectively with… Read more »

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Still have more questions about Quality Rated? In December 2016, the DECAL Advisory Committee adopted the following: 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… Read more »

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Do you have a great idea for helping your community of little learners, but don’t have the funding to see it through? Want to learn more about how you can get funding for early language & literacy support?      Then this workshop is for you! The Early Language and Literacy Mini-Grant Program is a partnership between… Read more »

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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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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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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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