Georgia Child Care Centers Receive Mini-Grants

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In November 2018, Save the Children provided mini-grants to 43 licensed child care programs in southwest Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael.

The international organization provided a total of $25,000 administered through the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning to child care programs that benefit 20 counties including Clay, Columbia, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, Miller, Randolph, Sumter and Thomas counties in southwest Georgia. The grants will support 1,343 children and 220 teachers.

The Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning was created in 2017 by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly to serve as a nonprofit organization that secures private funds for “Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning,” enabling the agency to support and recognize child care programs and early childhood educators.

“We appreciate the support of Save the Children and the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning for these child care providers,” Bright from the Start Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs said in a news release.

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Source: Albany Herald