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.
Early Start Breakfast
Join Quality Care for Children and other early learning advocates at the 2019 Early Start Breakfast on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:30 AM. The event will feature a keynote address from Milton Little, Jr., President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Atlanta.