Programs & Events

QCC is proud to coordinate thought leadership events to further impact Georgia’s early learning community. These events bring together stakeholders to discuss pressing issues, best practices, and innovative solutions to challenges Georgia child care providers and families are facing.

Early Education Thought Leadership Summit

Quality Care for Children and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosted a thought leadership event for community partners at the bank. Pam Tatum, Federal Reserve economist Mike Bryan, and Alan Essig of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute presented a program centered around the economic climate and its impact on child care in Georgia. The forum brought together leaders from nonprofits, government, and the business community who are interested in ensuring success in the area of early education. Representatives from Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Carter’s, and others engaged in a dialogue about how the economic downturn continues to affect child care providers and families.

Early Learning Business Summit

As part of the Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care, QCC hosts an Early Care and Education Business Summit for child care business owners covering topics including: financial planning, staff motivation, risk management, and marketing.

“A Place at the Table” film screening and discussion with Dr. Mariana Chilton

Quality Care for Children recognizes the importance of proper nutrition for young children. QCC brought together nationally-recognized leader in addressing child hunger, Dr. Mariana Chilton, and partners at Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and the Atlanta Community Food Bank for a summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Dr. Chilton heads The Center for Hunger-Free Communities in Philadelphia and its Witnesses to Hunger program, a research and advocacy project that profiles mothers and young children struggling with food insecurity. Dr. Chilton and several of the women of the Witnesses to Hunger program were featured in “A Place at the Table”, a motion picture documenting hunger in America. Quality Care for Children was also proud to partner with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in bringing that film’s premiere to Atlanta in February. This ongoing dialogue and advocacy as well as our Child Care Food Program and Summer Food Program are ways Quality Care for Children seeks to end child hunger and its attendant development problems.

Even more…

QCC offers several educational programs for groups and companies including workplace presentations/resources as well as the “Baby Business: the Child Care Challenge” team-building board game. For more information, please contact Theresa Prestwood, VP of Marketing & Development, at 404-479-4202 or prestwood@qualitycareforchildren.org.