Category Archives: Family

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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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 Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia will be hosting a Relationship Building Q&A Session Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 6th between Family Child Care Learning Home Providers and DECAL Representatives. *4 BFTS Approved Hours will be provided.* When: Saturday, April 6, 2019; from 9 AM to 2:30 PM Where: Our Lady of… 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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You may recognize that this post shares a title with a great board book from Elizabeth Verdick, but you may know that books alone can’t solve this frustrating developmental challenge. Recently, I read an article by Tamara Lush with the Associated Press about a Florida toddler that was bitten more than a dozen times over… Read more »

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August 1, 2016 marked an important change in CAPS (Child Care and Parent Services) funding. CAPS subsidies are authorized through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), and they have been used to help families afford quality child care.  The changes come as a result of CCDF guideline updates and state needs assessment. Families currently… Read more »

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