UGA Extension Office

Family & Child Development


 “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” —Jane Howard

Family and Consumer Sciences Agents in DeKalb County use research-based information to provide citizens with the necessary knowledge and skills to build strong and healthy family relationships. We offer various classes which range from personal goal setting to self-esteem.

Quality Child Care


About 87% of children under six live in a family where at least one parent is employed full-time, and 33% live in a two-parent family with both parents working full-time. High-quality child care is essential for young children. Young children in high-quality child care programs learn valuable motor, language, cognitive, and social-emotional skills in child care that prepare them for school success, social relationships, and emotional well-being in elementary school and beyond. 


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- Bright From the Start



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