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Better Brains for Babies (BBB) is a collaboration of state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia.
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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension provides research-based information on the brain and child development, including parenting education and child care training classes, through a network of county Extension agents throughout Georgia. Many Extension agents are also Better Brains for Babies trainers. To locate your county Extension agent, or learn more about Cooperative Extension in Georgia, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
The Office of Prevention and Family Support (OPFS) works in partnership with community-based organizations committed to reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect by targeting at-risk families with evidence-based prevention and early intervention techniques to ensure positive outcomes for children and families. State and federal funding provides families throughout Georgia with services such as parenting courses, screening and identification tools, training opportunities, high-quality home visitation and primary and secondary maltreatment prevention that helps local communities promote the overall health and well-being of Georgia's children, youth and families.
Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program. They provide high quality affordable early education and comprehensive support services for working families, and provide professional development for early childhoodeducators. Sheltering Arms also provides the venue for BBB's train-the-trainer workshops.
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. It administers the nationally known Georgia Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers federal nutrition programs, manages the voluntary quality enhancement programs, houses the Head Start Collaboration Office, distributes federal funding to enhance the quality and availability of child care, and works collaboratively with Georgia child care resource and referral agencies and organizations throughout the state to enhance early care and education.
Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Inc., is a public/private nonprofit. Working together with Family Connection County Collaboratives in all 159 counties, we are implementing our vision to see all children in Georgia healthy, ready to start and perform better in school, and living in stable self-sufficient families and in strong
economically viable communities. Our partners include families, faith- and civic-based organizations, public/private foundations and human
service providers, community and business leaders, and state and local elected officials. We are committed to working at the state level to provide support, data and best practices to collaboratives and state partners to improve outcomes for children and families.