UGA Extension offers information and programs for professionals, parents and other caregivers on the developmental needs of, and healthy strategies to care for, infants, toddlers and young children.
4-H County and Club Meetings Hands-on projects for kids in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors.
4-H Environmental Education Hands-on learning in Georgia's outdoor classroom.
4-H Livestock Program Learn responsibility through raising and showing livestock.
4-H Project Achievement Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H'ers work and success.
4-H Summer Camp Adventure, friendship and fun for ages 9 and up.
Child Care Provider Training Entity-approved trainings to child care providers to help meet state licensing requirements.
Healthy Environments in Early Care & Education Self-Paced Course A course on safe and healthy environments meant for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers and child care professionals.
Healthy Relationship Education Training One day training providing information and tools to teach relationship skills.
PUT IT UP! Food Preservation for Youth A series of lessons on the science of safe food preservation.
School Garden Curriculum Garden-based lessons listed by grade level on earth science, life science, and physical science topics.
The Science Behind Our Food Lesson Plans Applied science curriculum in biology, chemistry, physical science and other subjects.
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Series: Moving Your Grandchildren into Your Home (C 1284-01) Raising your grandchildren can be both rewarding and challenging. The transition to this new relationship can be stressful for the entire family. While your grandchildren are getting used to a new hom…
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Series: Helping Grandchildren Stay in Contact with Parents (C 1284-02) When you take on the responsibility of raising grandchildren, you may have to navigate the tricky question of whether and how to help your grandchildren stay connected with their parents. For some gra…
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Series: Managing Your Stress (C 1284-03) Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the time and effort you put into raising your grandchildren? When you’re caring for children, it may seem like there are not enough hours in the day. Because you are …
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Series: Helping Your Grandchildren Deal with the Death of a Parent (C 1284-04) Handling death is always a difficult process. Experiencing grief stretches your emotional resources, and organizing details such as a funeral and burial requires time and planning. For some grandparen…
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Series: What You Need to Know about Abuse and Neglect (C 1284-05) No grandparent likes to imagine a grandchild being mistreated. But the reality is that children who live in a chaotic home, where chronic problems like family violence or substance abuse take place, a…
The Guide for New Parents
Our 25-page color magazine features expert information on what to expect the first month, building relationships, budgeting for baby, finding quality child care, feeding newborns, and home and car safety. The Guide gives parents timely information for both immediate and future needs related to caring for themselves, their child, and their family, especially during the first few months after birth.
Each article in the Guide is also formatted for individual viewing using the links below.
- What to Expect During Your Baby’s First Month
- Building a Bright Future: Nurturing Your Baby’s Brain
- Breast-Feeding: A Mother’s Special Gift
- Feeding Time is Bonding Time! Tips for Successful Bottle-Feeding
- Parenting Together: A Team Approach to Caring For Baby
- Bringing Baby Home: A New Set of Family Dynamics
- Daddy Time!
- When It Comes to Child Care, Quality Matters!
- Putting Baby on a Budget
- Paying for Your Child’s Education Is Not as Hard as You May Think
- A Healthy Home for Baby
- Baby's First Road Trip: Safety First!
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Moving Your Grandchild Into Your Home
- Helping Grandchildren Stay in Contact with Parents
- Caring for Yourself
- Helping Your Grandchild Deal with the Death of a Parent
- What You Need to Know about Abuse and Neglect
- Accessing Resources in Your Community
- Legal Issues in Caring for Your Grandchildren
- Caring for Infants and Toddlers
- The Teenage Years
- Helping Your Preschooler Be Ready for School
- Helping Your Grandchildren Succeed in School
- Fun Learning Activities for You and Your Grandchildren
- Child Care Concerns
- Disciplining Your Grandchild
Child Care Quality Matters An interactive resource for parents looking for child care. The site answers some key questions about high-quality child care, and includes an interactive guide to help you find the types of child care programs that best meet your family's needs.
CAES Hot Topics: Health and Nutrition A collection of reports and news stories related to children's health.
UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Bright from the Start administers the nationally recognized Georgia Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers federal nutrition programs, and manages voluntary quality enhancement programs.
Georgia Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies A non-profit membership organization composed of six regional Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) serving the state of Georgia.
Georgia Association on Young Children Encourages and supports healthy development in young children by working with others to increase public awareness of the importance of early childhood education, and to improve the quality of programs for young children through learning opportunities for early childhood educators.
National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC and its members are a leading voice for early childhood education to Congress and other federal entities, governors and state legislatures, state and local agencies, and other policy makers throughout the country.
National Head Start Association An organization advocating for early education for vulnerable children and families.
Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network Practical, research-based information about children and families from U.S. universities.
Georgia Family Connection Partnership An organization sharing research and information about building strong families.
Multilingual Extension Programs The Gwinnett County Extension office received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county.
Aging Out of WIC Study finds one-year gap between food assistance programs can lead to 20% reduction in diet’s nutritional quality.
A Bright Path Georgia State 4-H President Venya Gunjal is determined to develop tools for others to succeed.