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Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Published: Nov 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven. The sweet potato casserole cooling down on the counter? Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is a great opportunity to introduce kids to new foods that they might not have tried before. Appropriately, this month’s Harvest of the Month is sweet potatoes. These sweet, starchy […]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Published: Oct 26, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , ,

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped by Little Ones Learning Center during October to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week. While there, Commissioner Black took a moment to read Click Clack Moo to one classroom and Our Community Garden to another. He also got a first-hand look at the learning center’s on-site garden and took part in a taste test with […]

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Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Published: Oct 22, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

October is Farm to School Month, and this year 84 Georgia school districts are being recognized and awarded the Golden Radish Award for using best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. While there is […]

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Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , ,

For the past eight years, the first week of October has been known as Georgia Pre-K Week.  Georgia’s Pre-K Program was started in 1992 by Governor Zell Miller. The lottery-funded program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Georgia Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds, regardless of parental income. Now, […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Published: Oct 7, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! By Debbie Hillman, Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta When I was a little girl growing up in Covington, GA, neither preschool nor kindergarten were options for children of color. We had to wait to enter public school in grade one. Private kindergarten was available for other children; but, “our” money […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Published: Oct 2, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

By Dr. Stanley W. DeJarnett, Executive Director Georgia Vision Project “Dad, read it to me one more time.” As the father of three, now grown, girls, I bet I have heard that a thousand times over the years. I was a teacher when they were young so I spent my days at school teaching other people’s […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Published: Sep 28, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

My Daughter’s Hero By Julie Allen, Voices Board Member When my daughter was four years old I was pregnant with my third child.   It was a busy time in our household, balancing the needs of my other children and taking care of myself through what turned out to be a high-risk pregnancy. I must confess […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 1

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 1

Published: Sep 18, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

The ROOLS By Emily Pelton Executive Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children When I was pregnant with my daughter, fretting over the advice in my parenting books, my mother told me, “You are making this way too complicated.”   “Here’s what your grandmother told me when I told her you were on the way,” she said.  “There […]

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