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Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Healthcare has been the center of much discussion during the last few weeks. Whether you agree or disagree with the politics and conversations surrounding it, this is a conversation worth having, because healthcare is big and complicated and touches everyone. Here at Voices, we love well-informed...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Well, I don’t know about you, but there are some things I am going to really miss about...

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We’ve Moved!

The Voices team has officially relocated to our new office space at 75 Marietta Street NW, Suite 401. We still have a good bit of unpacking and settling in to do during the next few weeks, but thanks to our amazing Office Manager, Melanie Dowdell, and our generous supporters, especially the Tull...

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CALi and Pre-K Teachers of the Year Kick Off Pre-K Week 2017

On Thursday, March 9th, Georgia Pre-K Week 2017 was officially announced at the Georgia State Capitol with DECAL’s mascot, CALi, and the inaugural Pre-K Teachers of the Year, Connie Ellington and Channie Frazier! The seventh annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 2-6, 2017. This...

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#Champs4Kids Unite at Children’s Day at the Capitol 2017

On March 6th, Voices for Georgia’s Children and our 30 nonprofit partners joined forces to host Children’s Day at the Capitol 2017. Now in its sixth year, Children’s Day is a unique celebration that brings together organizations, advocates, and supporters from all across Georgia to show...

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Voices Honors GBI at 2017 Legislative Reception

On February 7, Voices for Georgia’s Children came together with 26 partner organizations and honored the work of Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Held at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot near Underground Atlanta, the reception featured remarks from the director of the GBI, Vernon...

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This Child is Talking to You

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? In fact, the top three causes of school absence are health related. On Wednesday, February 1, Voices for Georgia’s Children, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), and...

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What Quality Actually Looks Like – Part 3

All Kids Benefit from Quality Early Education By Emily Pelton, Voices for Georgia’s Children Several years ago, I had the pleasure of overseeing a Bright from the Start Pre-K Center in metro Atlanta.   Our clientele was an unusual one:  four-year-olds who hailed from all over the world. While...

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What Quality Actually Looks Like – Part 2

Quality in Early Childhood Learning and Care Prepares Children for Life By Pam Tatum, Quality Care for Children Years of working with Georgia’s early child care professionals helped to prepare me for motherhood, especially as it related to early child development and care. I knew that by three...

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What Quality Actually Looks Like – Part 1

Georgia Enjoys National Reputation as Leader in Public Pre-K: Access Remains a Problem for Many By Caitlin Daugherty, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education In 1992, Georgia’s Pre-K Program began serving at-risk 4-year old children and their families. By 1995, it was the country’s...

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