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The Latest News for Georgia's Family Child Care Providers

Coaching now available to new providers in greater Atlanta

An Invitation to Receive Explore -FCC Career Success Project Coaching

The Explore-FCC Career Success Project is available to provide coaching and other supports to individuals in Greater Atlanta seeking to open a Family Child Care Learning Home (FCCLH). A FCCLH home is licensed by the Bright from the Start: GA Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)* and providers child care for 3 to 6 children for pay in a private residence.

Explore-FCC serves the 13 county greater Atlanta area** with priority on zip codes with low or very low scores on Child Well-being measures established by United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Explore-FCC helps individuals who are in the early stage of exploring family child care as a career, as well as those applying for a license to open a FCCLH home. Staff explain:

· State licensing requirements and process

· Early childhood training requirements and sources of training

· Local requirements (zoning, business permit, fire inspection)

· Fee setting, budget, and other business issues

· Supply and equipment needs

· Program practices related to child development and health and safety

· Other topics.

In addition to general information, the project offers one-one-one coaching to individuals seeking to open a family child care home and willing to sign a coaching agreement.

The Explore-FCC Career Success Project is operated by the Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia (PFCCAG) and funded by United Way of Greater Atlanta and Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation.

For more information and, to see if you qualify for one-on-one coaching, send an e-mail to

*For a more detailed definition see,

**Serves UWGA 13 Counties (Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale)

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