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Release Date: 01.19.2017 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Quality Care for Children

Quality Care for Children Provides Metro Atlanta Companies with Volunteer Opportunities

ATLANTA – (Jan. 19, 2017) - For more than 35 years Quality Care for Children (QCC) has been Georgia’s leader in helping child care programs improve their quality and ensuring parents can access and afford high-quality care. Over the last several years, QCC has partnered with more than 20 metro Atlanta companies to provide volunteer and education opportunities to help Georgia’s most vulnerable children and support their employees with resources for understanding and finding high-quality child care. 

As the New Year gets underway, QCC is excited to share its 2017 list of opportunities for companies looking to make early childhood care and education a priority for their community engagement and workplace education programs.

Volunteer Projects at Child Care Centers
QCC can accommodate groups of 10-30 volunteers at a child care center for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects (e.g., murals, play equipment construction, educational gardens). These projects last four hours (morning or afternoon) and can be scheduled during the week or on the weekend. All of the child care programs that benefit from the volunteer projects have demonstrated a commitment to improving their quality and serving children of low-income families.

Volunteer Projects at YOUR Office
The workplace volunteer opportunities can accommodate 20-100 employees for one to two hours at a corporate office. Working individually or in groups, employees build education resources for child care programs. Resources that have been built through these workplace volunteer projects include PVC puppet theaters and painting easels, felt board literacy kits, parent-child engagement kits, and sensory boards.

Early Learning Book Drives
Throughout the year, QCC collects new books to donate to child care programs. Books can be a significant expense for many child care programs, and this helps ensure that children most in need have access to high-quality literacy resources.  Whether during the holiday season, for Read Across Georgia (March), or as a simple way to make a company gathering a little bit more impactful, QCC welcomes and encourages donations of books year-round.

“Baby Business” Early Learning Board Game
Facilitated by QCC at your office, this game is an excellent way to engage small groups to use creative thinking and teamwork skills along with a range of childhood toys to complete various fun challenges. The game, inspired by “Cranium” and the “Game of Life,” involves each player taking on the role of a community member (parent, child care provider, businessperson, and politician) and then advancing through a series of questions, scenarios, and fun challenges. Our goal is simple: have fun and learn about the importance of high-quality child care for children, families, and our community.

Early Learning “Lunch and Learn” Presentations at YOUR Office
Whether you have parents of young children or are just interested in learning more about early childhood education issues, QCC can provide a fun and interactive presentation over lunch at your office. In addition to the presentation, QCC provides resources for working parents to help them understand, find, and afford high-quality child care.

QCC looks forward to engaging more companies to who choose to make early childhood education a priority in 2017. For more information about these engagement opportunities, please contact Jeff Ader at jeff.ader@qualitycareforchildren.org or 404-479-4181.

 

About QCC:
Quality Care for Children (QCC) is Georgia’s leader in equipping parents and child care providers with the resources they need to receive and provide high quality, affordable child. The organization provides on-site consulting, training, business resources, and nutrition programs to child care programs and supports parents with a free referral service and tuition assistance for low-income families. Please visit www.QualityCareforChildren.org or call (404) 479-4181 for more information.

 

Contact Info

Contact Name: Sonia Fuller

Company: Sonia Fuller Communications

Phone: 404-660-1261

E-mail: sffuller@bellsouth.net