Supporting child care providers & FAMILIES
For 40 years, Quality Care for Children (QCC) has worked to ensure Georgia’s infants and young children reach their full potential. QCC helps child care programs provide nutritious meals and educational care to young children so they are ready for success in school and helps parents access quality child care so that they can attend college or succeed in the workplace. Learn more →
Why our work IS CRITICAL
EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
90% of a child’s brain is “hardwired” before the age of 5, setting the groundwork for future learning
INCREASING COST OF CHILD CARE
40% of a low-income family’s budget can easily be spent on child care (average cost in Atlanta is $9,284)
CHILDHOOD HUNGER & POVERTY
26% of children in GA live in food insecure homes, and more than 24% live below the poverty level
EARLY LITERACY GAP
By age 3, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthy and poor families.
QCC had close to 30 child care program cooks and managers attend our Chefs for Young Children training in north Ga… https://t.co/2dwA1Vgdxh
RECENT NEWS FROM QUALITY CARE FOR CHILDREN
Harvest of the month
Teachers! We’ve compiled some activities you can implement in your classrooms that connect to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS). Parents! You can do these activities at home too. Learn more.
Carter’s Field Leadership Event
QCC had a great time at the Carter’s 2019 Field Leadership Conference. Volunteers made sensory boxes and felt story boards to accompany books, and other activities for use in early learning classrooms.
New Board Members
Welcome Brittany Collins, managing director of programs for OneGoal Metro Atlanta; Andrew Smith, attorney with Greenberg Traurig; and, Vasanne Tinsley, deputy superintendent of Student and Intervention for the Dekalb School District.
Gwinnett County Health Fair
From the Gwinnett County Health Fair in Norcross to Atlanta High Museum's Second Sunday Family Programming, QCC's Parent Services Team had an absolute BLAST helping Georgia families learn about the great benefits of Quality Rated Child Care.
Georgia Home Visiting Institute
QCC's Parent Services Team joined forces with our partners from Bright from the Start to share info about Quality Rated Child Care and the FREE resources available through the ALL GA KIDS Call Center at the 2019 Georgia Home Visiting Institute.
Argos Usa Volunteer Event
Huge thanks to more than 20 Argos USA employee volunteers who worked with Quality Care for Children to create sensory boxes and storyboards that will be used in early childhood education classes.
EARLY START BREAKFAST
Our Early Start Breakfast featuring guest speaker Milton Little, Jr., CEO of the United Way of Greater Atlanta and our panelists Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director, The Zeist Foundation, Amy Jacobs, Commissioner, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and Brittany Marks, Boost Scholar and Quality Rated Parent Ambassador was a great success! See you in 2020.