New Strengthening Families Georgia Newsletter for Parents

Want to know more about how to raise happy, healthy, and smart kids? Check out the Spring 2016 "Strong Families" newsletter from Strengthening Families Georgia. Topics covered include positive guidance, building resilience in children, responding to temper tantrums, and much more. Feel free to share the newsletter with others. To learn more, visit the Strengthening … Continue reading New Strengthening Families Georgia Newsletter for Parents

Apply to be a Strengthening Families Georgia Trainer

Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) will be offering a 2-day Training of Trainers this spring. Upon successful completion of this 12-hour TOT trainers will be approved to provide 2-hour SFG trainings on all Five Protective Factors and the SFG Overview (6 trainings total).  Space is limited to 25 applicants. Dates: May 24-25, 2016 or July 14-15, 2016 Location: Mercer University Regional Academic Center in McDonough Application … Continue reading Apply to be a Strengthening Families Georgia Trainer

From NAEYC: Helping Children Say Goodbye

Now that back-to-school season is underway, ECE teachers and families are beginning to help young children adjust to leaving their families to spend the day in child care or preschool. Julia Luckenbill's article for NAEYC, "12 Ways to Help Children Say Goodbye," has some useful tips for parents to make the adjustment smoother. Feel free to share … Continue reading From NAEYC: Helping Children Say Goodbye

Helping Children Make Sense of Scary News

Are you concerned about what your child is thinking about the recent events in Charleston, South Carolina?  Children can feel stress and concern for their well-being.  The American Psychological Association says that “Intense or prolonged exposure to the event, including geographic proximity” and “television exposure following the event, even if the child was not directly affected” … Continue reading Helping Children Make Sense of Scary News

“Look Again”: Never Leave a Child in a Vehicle Alone

Leaving a child alone in a vehicle is extremely dangerous. Especially in the heat of summer, children are at risk of serious injury or death if they are forgotten or left behind in a car. Even with the windows rolled down, the temperature in a car can rise very quickly, and the heat can be deadly. A … Continue reading “Look Again”: Never Leave a Child in a Vehicle Alone

Check out the new Strengthening Families Georgia website

Have you heard about Strengthening Families Georgia? It's a partnership to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by helping ECE programs embed five protective factors into their work with children and families. Strengthening Families Georgia has a new website with information, trainings, newsletters, and much more. Be sure to check it out, and … Continue reading Check out the new Strengthening Families Georgia website

Week of the Young Child

  Week of the Young Child is April 6 – 12, 2014 The annual celebration of Week of the Young Child will be held April 6 – 12, 2014. Start thinking about ways to honor young children and those who care for them in your community! Although Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally, … Continue reading Week of the Young Child

Congrats to Lynn Manfredi/Pettit on Her NAEYC Publication Article

Georgia's very own Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt, family child care provider, had an article published in the most recent issue of NAEYC's journal Teaching Young Children. The article is titled, "Building a Community Through Breakfast Club." In the article she discusses how to ensure that your environment is primed to encourage family engagement and nurture relationships. … Continue reading Congrats to Lynn Manfredi/Pettit on Her NAEYC Publication Article

GAYC Sponsors Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Training

The Georgia Association on Young Children was pleased to be able to provide the Healthy Relationship & Marriage Education Training at the Dunbar Community Center for the Atlanta Promise Neighborhood with gracious funding from the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Leading the training was Dr. Ted Futris, Associate Professor and Certified Family Life Educator from … Continue reading GAYC Sponsors Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Training

GAYC Participates in 4th Annual Legislative Reception

On February 27th, 2014 Voices for Georgia’s Children and 24 partner organizations celebrated the 4th Annual Legislative Reception honoring Georgia’s Leadership for Young Children and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Attendees heard remarks from Governor Deal, First Lady Deal, DECAL Commissioner Bobby Cagle and the Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s … Continue reading GAYC Participates in 4th Annual Legislative Reception