Fiscal Year 2015 Impact

In FY 2015 (ending September 30, 2015), Quality Care for Children accomplished the following:



Family Services

  • Provided 27,788 free referrals to parents seeking child care, afterschool, and summer camps

  • Provided safe, stable emergency child care for 17 families in crisis

  • Coordinated corporate holiday drives that supplied more than $24,000 worth of donated books, warm clothing, and toys to 120 children from families in crisis

  • Made 13,438 updates to child care provider database to ensure parent referral information is current and accurate

  • Shared critical information about quality child care to parents at 43 community events




Health & Nutrition

  • Ensured 15,636 children in 851 child care programs received nutritious meals and snacks

  • Provided 40,930 free and nutritious summer meals to school-age children at 17 sites

  • Provided 32 hours of free cooking classes and menu planning courses to child care cooks




Training & Professional Development

  • Supplied 24,208 participant hours of training to child care professionals at 505 classes

  • Organized a free day-long Early Education Business Summit for 100 child care professionals with 13 sessions




Quality Improvement & Support

  • Helped 598 child care programs pursue Quality Rated, Georgia's quality rating and improvement system

  • Increased the number of Quality Rated programs in 32 Georgia counties

  • Saved child care providers more than $22,000 in annual savings through QCC's Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care

  • Engaged 72 corporate volunteers to improve child care facilities and build educational resources

  • Shared child care time and cost-saving resources to 1,292 members of QCC's Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care

  • Managed a Latino Cohort of 16 Early Head Start child care programs serving 40 children from low-income families




Advocacy

  • Published 29 fields of child care industry data for all 159 counties in Georgia for policy makers through QCCdata.org





Creating Quality & Ensuring Access

For more than 35 years, Quality Care for Children has worked to ensure Georgia's infants and young children are nurtured, educated, and reach their full potential. Our programs and services focus on creating quality early learning experiences and ensuring that families can access and afford such care.