News & Events

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Guidelines to Prevent SIDS

More than 3,500 babies in the U.S. die suddenly and unexpectedly every year while sleeping, often due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or accidental deaths from suffocation or strangulation.

Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Year 4 Highlights

Year 4 of the Maternal Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) project in Georgia was a highly dynamic and successful one!  We are proud to report that 816 high risk families were served.

Training, Training and More Training!

2015 was a dynamic year for Great Start Georgia with major growth and expansion of services across the state. The Great Start Georgia Technical Assistance and Quality (TAQ) Team supported this growth as evidenced by providing training – lots of it!

Celebrating the Week of Young Child

Each April, states, communities and non-profit organizations celebrate young children as part of the NAEYC Week of the Young Child.

JUST RELEASED: 2016 Prevention Resource Guide- Building Community, Building Hope

JUST RELEASED:  The 2016 Pr

6th Annual Strengthening Families Georgia Training of Trainers

6th Annual SFG Training of Trainers (TOT)

Facilitated by Dr. Pat Minish, Chair, Strengthening Families Georgia

State Awards Family Engagement Grants to Five Georgia Early Care and Education Organizations

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) announced on February 15, 2016 that it will award Family Engagement Opportunity Grants to five early childhood care and education

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget calls for the continuation and expansion of MIECHV

EITC, Child Credit Kits To Assist Lift Poverty

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is conducting their annual tax credit outreach initiative to provide updated information and outreach tools to organizations that can help spread the message about refundable tax credits and free tax filing assistance to low income families.

Brain Development Briefs from Better Brains for Babies

Better Brains for Babies, a valued partner of Great Start Georgia, has developed three brain development briefs that were created to educate decision-makers at all levels about brain development research and its implications for the decisions they are making.

Home Visiting Program Readiness to Serve Military Families with Very Young Children

This Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC)

Coordination between Home Visiting Programs and Medical Homes

This Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) study examines the current extent of communication between home visiting programs and medical services, and what the barriers and facilitators are t

HomVee 2015 Evidence Review and Other Resources

The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review has just released several new resources, including results of the 2015 evidence review.

Great Start Georgia is on Facebook and Twitter!

Great Start Georgia has joined Facebook and Twitter!

Stemming The Cycle Of Toxic Stress – For The Kids’ Sake

By Anna Gorman September 23, 2015

Keiser Health News • www.khn.org

Get Georgia Reading Texting Program

Thanks to a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, Georgia parents of pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners have access to a free texting program to help prepare 4- and 5-year-olds for kindergarten.  Just text "GAready4K" to 313131 to join!

Get Georgia Reading Texting Program

Thanks to a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, Georgia parents of pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners have access to a FREE texting program to help prepare 4- and 5-year-olds for kindergarten. Please encourage parents to sign up for

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services

September 15, 2015

How Georgia is Raising the Bar on Quality

by Mindy Binderman, executive director, GEEARS, and Great Start Georgia Leadership Team member.

Prepare for the Upcoming Flu Season!

Special information from www.healthychildren.org to help providers prepare for the flu season.

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