The United Way of Greater Atlanta – www.unitedwayatlanta.org
The United Way plays a significant role in connecting people with resources in their community, making sustainable investments and empowering thousands of volunteers. Their Child Well-Being Heat Map has been crucial in identifying areas with the greatest need for support based on factors such as literacy and financial stability.
The Department of Early Care and Learning, Bright from the Start – www.decal.ga.gov
Bright from the Start is dedicated to providing high quality early care and education to every young child in Georgia. The department hosts an extensive system of programs, services and other resources for children, families and educators. Available programs range from scholarships to help with the cost of child care, licensing and monitoring for child care learning centers, administering federal nutrition services and supporting the attainment of early learning credentials.
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy – www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and families in DeKalb and Fulton county, however their impact has reached across the state. Focusing on the prevention and intervention of child sexual abuse and physical abuse, the Center collaborates with several other community leaders to promote the safety and wellbeing of children. One of their key collaborators is Darkness to Light and their Stewards of Children program, which provides adult-focused sexual abuse prevention training to help adults feel equipped to protect children and prevent abuse.
Quality Care for Children – www.qualitycareforchildren.org
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Quality Care for Children assists child care facilities in improving the quality of their programs through on-site consulting, workshops and cost-saving resources. In addition to supporting child care providers, they also provide a free state-wide child care referral service and scholarship opportunities to help fund child care for Georgia families.
Quality Assist, Inc. – www.qassist.com
Through their Quorum learning platform, Quality Assist provides development training for coaches, administrators, teachers and others in the early child care industry. Professionals can utilize this training to obtain their Child Development Associate credential and increase their knowledge-base to provide the best education possible to the young children in their care.