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.
RECENT NEWS FROM QUALITY CARE FOR CHILDREN
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.