Engage Your Company to Support Georgia’s Vulnerable Children
Quality Care for Children (QCC) is excited to share its list of opportunities for companies looking to make early childhood care and education a priority for their community engagement and workplace education programs. Whether you are a small law firm or a large corporation, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can help Georgia’s most vulnerable children and support your employees with resources for understanding and finding high-quality child care. Please contact Robin Kirby at Robin.Kirby@qccga.org or 404-479-4181 to inquire about partnership opportunities.
Volunteer Projects at Child Care Centers
QCC can accommodate groups of 10-30 volunteers at a child care center for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects (e.g., murals, play equipment construction, educational gardens). These projects last 4 hours (morning or afternoon) and can be scheduled during the week or on the weekend. All of the child care programs that benefit from the volunteer projects have demonstrated a commitment to improving their quality and serving children of low-income families.
Volunteer Projects at YOUR Office
The workplace volunteer opportunities can accommodate 20-100 employees for 1-2 hours at a corporate office. Working individually or in groups, employees build education resources for child care programs. Resources that have been built through these workplace volunteer projects include PVC puppet theaters and painting easels, felt board literacy kits, parent-child engagement kits, and sensory boards.
Early Learning Book Drives
Throughout the year, QCC collects new books to donate to child care programs. Books can be a significant expense for many child care programs, and this helps ensure that children most in need have access to high-quality literacy resources. Whether during the holiday season, for Read Across Georgia (March), or as a simple way to make a company gathering a little bit more impactful, QCC welcomes and encourages donations of books year-round.
“Baby Business” Early Learning Board Game
Facilitated by QCC at your office, this game is an excellent way to engage small groups to use creative thinking and teamwork skills along with a range of childhood toys to complete various fun challenges. The game, inspired by “Cranium” and the “Game of Life,” involves each player taking on the role of a community member (parent, child care provider, businessperson, and politician) and then advancing through a series of questions, scenarios, and fun challenges. Our goal is simple: have fun and learn about the importance of high-quality child care for children, families, and our community.
Employee Resources and Early Learning “Lunch and Learns”
Whether you have parents of young children or are just interested in learning more about early childhood education issues, QCC can provide a fun and interactive presentation over lunch at your office. In addition to the presentation, QCC provides resources for working parents to help them understand, find, and afford high-quality child care. In an effort to promote family-friendly workplaces that understand the importance and challenges of raising young children, QCC also offers free resources and information to its partner organizations. QCC’s free referral services provides more than 28,000 referrals each year to Georgia parents.