News & Events

Administration for Children and Families Releases Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Web Page

As part of President Obama’s Early Education Plan, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support States and communities in expanding high-quality early learning to infants and toddlers through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Through these partnerships, Early Head Start (EHS) grantees will partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet EHS Program Performance Standards and to provide comprehensive, full-day, full-year, high-quality services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

Georgia’s Home Visiting Video Testimonial

This video includes testimonies from families who have benefited from home visiting, as well as home visitors who deliver the programs in communities across the state.  Please click here to see the video in its entirety.

Georgia Awarded Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Funds

Georgia is one of six states awarded funding through the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC), a $280 million state-level competitive grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve early learning and development. The winners were announced on December 19, 2013. 

For the full press release, please click here.

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC)

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) is a practice-based research network for conducting collaborative, field-initiated studies with local home visiting programs, regardless of the particular model used.  HARC is a voluntary network.  Any local program that provides home visiting for expectant families and/or families of children birth to five years as its primary service strategy is welcome to join.  

Looking for quality childcare?

The Department for Early Care and Learning can help you get the information you need to find and select a great childcare center for your child. Call the hotline at 877-255-4254 or visit