Category Archives: Family

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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Books are a favorite and reliable form of supporting and promoting young child growth and development.  The challenge for parents and professionals, however, can be finding good books in the sea of literature available in stores and online.  Fortunately, the internet is a treasure trove of great resources to help us in our search. Today,… Read more »

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How young is too young for children to play on a tablet? What are some good apps for children? Are video games safe for kids? Should screen time be limited? These are just some of the questions that many teachers and parents have been asking.  Doctors and researchers have been just as curious, too, so… Read more »

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According to the recently published summary, Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia, child care holds a very important part in the state’s economy.  Among the many facts and figures presented, the following stand out: “…the early care and education industry generated $4.7 billion dollars of economic activity in the state… Read more »

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Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him… Read more »

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that Georgia has moved up two spots in child and family well-being, but the state sits at 40th in the nation.  Factors studied include health, education, economic well-being and family and community.  The Georgia Family Connection Partnership and Georgia KIDS COUNT host a data… Read more »

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From the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago website:  Summer Brain Games provides eight weeks of free and fun at-home science experiments designed to combat the “summer brain drain,” when kids lose months of critical learning. The free online activity guide features weekly experiments with step-by-step instructions. This year, we’ll blast off and explore space with… Read more »

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