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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Children

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

Fight childhood obesity with Georgia SHAPE from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Signing Up for Text4Baby

March 19, 2012

Need advice on how to care for your new baby? Take advantage of Text4baby, a text-based service offered by the Georgia Department of Public Health.