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GHSA 2017 Spring Conference

The 2017 GHSA Annual Spring Training Conference

We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues from our region who will convene in St. Simons Island at Epworth by the Sea for our annual 2017 Spring Conference. This annual conference is a powerful opportunity for professional growth and organizational development. We Look forward to seeing you at Epworth by the Sea on beautiful St. Simons Island. Read More

To submit your proposal please complete and email the attached application to Mr. Tevin Roberts at by March 17, 2017.


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Presenters Application Form

Invitation to Presenters

Now Hiring

Job Title: Bilingual Child Development Specialist (English/Spanish)
Department: Child Care Resource and Referral
Supervisor: Director of Family Child Care Services
Salary: Based on experience - Salaried, Exempt
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Job Title: Early Head Start Bilingual Quality Assurance Specialist
Department: CCR&R
Supervisor: Director, Family Child Care Services
Salary: Based on experience - Salaried, Exempt
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Let's Take a Road Trip to Caring for Children Basics

Down the Lane to 2018 Health Monitoring Expectations

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KAS Health Consultants

March Board of Directors Meeting

March 14-16, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta East/Stonecrest

Please reserve your rooms today. The meeting will begin Tuesday, March 14 with management meeting from 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. and committee meetings beginning at 3:30p.m.- 5:00p.m. The full board meeting will be held Wednesday, March 15 beginning at 8:30a.m. until 4:00p.m. The meeting will conclude on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00a.m. - 12noon. Please note the deadline to reserve your rooms is February 20, 2017. Guest that wish to make reservations over the phone will need to ask for the group by name and guest that wish to utilize the hotel website will need the online group code of "GHSG"

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President Obama’s Plan for Early Education for all Americans

Georgia Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive early childhood and family development services to children from birth to five-years-old, pregnant women and families. Our programs have a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children and their families. Head Start agencies provide a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement and family support. In addition, the entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience.

All Head Start and Early Head Start programs must adhere to federal Program Performance Standards. These standards, which are the most rigorous and comprehensive early childhood program standards in the country, define the services that programs are to provide to the children and families they serve and are designed to ensure that the Head Start goals and objectives are implemented successfully and that all agencies maintain the highest possible quality in the provision of Head Start services.

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Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
  • There are 31 organizations, including school systems, community action agencies and universities that operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Georgia
  • Head Start services are provided to children and families in 157 out of 159 counties in Georgia
  • In 2013-2014, the actual enrollment in Head Start and Early Head Start programs was nearly 27,194. This number consisted of:
    Regular Head Start:
    • 12,972 three-year- old children; and
    • 10,907 four-year -old children
    Early Head Start:
    • 3,111 children younger than three-years old.
  • *based on available data received October 2014

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