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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.

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UGA-affiliated sites

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.

Early Childhood Development and Child Care Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to early childhood development and childcare.

CAES Hot Topics: Health and Nutrition A collection of reports and news stories related to children's health.

Teen Development Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to youth and adolescent development.

UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.

External sites

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.

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