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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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Leap Early Learning Partners has released its newest training calendar! There are a number of opportunities throughout our region for providers to get the training they need to provide quality early learning experiences for children and support for their families.  Early Learning Programs who are participating in Quality Rated will find some extra opportunities for… Read more »

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Recently, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning sent out an email to Directors and Providers about this opportunity they are sponsoring.  This free 15-credit hour training is being conducted by Georgia State University Best Practices Training at locations throughout the state. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your administration… Read more »

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Keeping hands clean is essential to help break the chain of germ transmission, and in the battle between washing with soap and water vs. using hand sanitizer, soap and water wins hands down, no pun intended.  The soap releases dirt from the skin; the rubbing creates friction to break the contact;  the water rinses germs… Read more »

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Early Learning Professionals are busy people with a lot on their minds!  Rarely do we have time to get caught up on emails, and when we do, we might have dozens to sort through.  Bright From the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is trying to help by maintaining a record of communications… Read more »

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Do you have a unique idea to help improve Quality Rated? Do you want to all child care providers in Georgia to participate in Quality Rated to raise the quality of child care for all of Georgia’s children? Then we want you to join the Quality Rated Advisory Committee! The deadline to apply is August… Read more »

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The Georgia Sales Tax Holiday is coming up!  On July 31 and August 1, shoppers can find many tax-exempt items in clothing, computers and school supplies categories.  To see a list of these tax-exempt items, click here.  Happy and safe shopping!

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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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