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

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EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
90%
of a child’s brain is “hardwired” before the age of 5, setting the groundwork for future learning

 
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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)

 
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CHILDHOOD HUNGER & POVERTY
26%
of children in GA live in food insecure homes, and more than 24% live below the poverty level

 
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EARLY LITERACY GAP
By age 3, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthy and poor families.

 

ANNUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  7,029 on-site consultation visits and 21,854 hours of support at child care programs
  104,852 participant hours of training supplied to child care professionals at 732 classes
  22,542 children received nutritious meals at 654 programs through the Child Care Food Program
  192 Boost child care scholarships for college student parents at Georgia universities
  5,582 free referrals for parents seeking child care, afterschool, and summer camps
  $590,351 in grants provided to child care providers to improve their facilities and programs
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QCC believes that all children, regardless of race, gender, or economic background, deserve high-quality early learning experiences. Creating an environment for quality care is no easy task: child care is expensive, providers are poorly paid, and parents, faced with an urgent need for child care, often have limited choices. Partnering with leading child care experts and organizations since 1979, QCC overcomes these challenges by providing best practices and invaluable training and support to child care programs in Georgia, as well as guidance and referrals to parents seeking care.
— Pam Tatum, President & CEO

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RECENT NEWS FROM QUALITY CARE FOR CHILDREN

Women’s Policy Report

Thanks to the Institute for Women's Policy Research for their latest report that speaks to the benefits of assisting lower-income families with early childhood and higher education needs, such as with QCC's Boost Scholarship program. We're happy that QCC's efforts to help increase economic stability and mobility in Georgia have been recognized and our CEO and President Pam Tatum was consulted for this report. Read the entire report to see how this issue is being addressed across the nation.

Carter’s Volunteer Event

QCC was wowed by two great groups of volunteers at Carter’s corporate headquarters as part of our ongoing partnership. Volunteers made sensory boxes, felt story boards to accompany books, and other activities for use in early learning classrooms.

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.

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