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2017 Georgia Parents as Teachers Network Institute

The 2017 Georgia Parents as Teachers Network Institute: "Partner, Facilitate, Reflect" was a huge success on March 16, bringing together Parents as Teachers programs from across the state for a day of professional development,

Great Start Georgia is proud to be a part of the Home Visiting Coalition

Great Start Georgia is proud to be a part of the Home Visiting Coalition, a diverse group of organizations committed to the well-being of children, working to promote continued federal suppor

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Georgia Home Visiting Institute

Save the Date! The 2017 Georgia Home Visiting Institute (HVI) will take place on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, G

Postpartum Depression Legislation Signed Into Law by President Obama

New legislation under the Bringing Depression Out of the Shadows Act will provide $5 million annually to states for culturally competent screening and support for programs to treat postpartum depression.  

Pregnancy Causes Lasting Changes in a Woman's Brain

Growing a human being is no small feat—just ask any newly pregnant woman. Her hormones surge as her body undergoes a massive physical transformation, and the changes don’t end there.

Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need

ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, released the results of a survey, drawn from a nationally-representative sample of 2,200 parents of children birth to 5 years, this year.

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


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!