News, Events & Resources
Check the calendar by month section on our site to view a map of the location of the training.
Web Page Update
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Asthma and Allergy Resources
Daily Playground Inspection Checklist - ideal for use in a family child care program or other small playground to document DAILY safety inspections.
Outdoor Inspection Checklist - ideal for use in a family child care program or other small playground. Use this
to perform monthly comprehensive inspections of your playground.
Comprehensive Playground Inspection Checklist - ideal for use in child care centers or other large playgrounds.
Colgate knows how important it is for preschoolers to learn about good oral hygiene. Preschoolers are learning valuable skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Future dental health website has lots of great resources available at no cost to you - and they are a great supplement to your preschool .
Find wonderful ideas and teaching aids to help you create preschool lesson plans. Preschoolers will be excited to learn about dental hygiene with the fun activities and hand-outs that are included.
Social Skills and Emotional Competencies
Find ideas for increasing children's opportunities to practice social skills and emotional competencies at the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health.
The ideas/strategies are available in a variety of formats and are organized by the type of skill htat would be targeted when using hte strategy: emotions, friendship skills, problem solving, and handling anger an dother difficult emotions.
Each set of strategies includes ideas to use daily that require little planning; ideas that require some training and materials; and ideas that can be sent home with families.
Online Inclusion Resources
First Sign (autism)
The Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) works hand in hand with parents and child care providers to ensure that children are in safe, high quality early learning environments. In addition to advocacy, the CCR&R provides direct services to parents and providers in a 27-county service area.
Baldwin, Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, McDuffie, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Warren, Washington & Wilkinson
The Child Care Resource and Referral is funded, in part, by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning through the Federal Child Care Development Block Grant.
|Responsible for registering/licensing all child care programs in the state of Georgia and investigating any complaints filed by the community. Visit this site to learn more about their services or to download a complete copy of the rules and regulations governing child care programs.|
|GACCRRA works to promote accessibility, affordability and quality of care for all children in Georgia. Collaborating with families, community and state partners, GACCRRA advocates to support the early care and education community by responding to their needs in building capacity for safe, healthy and nurturing community environments for child development.|
Come join us and let your voice be heard
Bright From the Start, Department of Early Care and Learning and The Georgia Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies will hold public hearings regarding the Child Care and Development Fund State Plan. The fund is issued for the purpose of increasing the availability, affordability and quality of child care services.
The state explains how funds will be used to help: low income, working families find
and pay for child care; and to enhance the quality and availability of child care
For more information click here.