CCR&R child care provider receives award

by | October 31, 2007 12:00 am

Child Care Resource and Referral staff and area child care providers recently attended the 41st Annual Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) Annual Conference and GAYC Awards Banquet in Duluth. GAYC seeks to encourage, recognize, and support individuals and programs working to improve the education, health, and welfare of Georgia’s young children.

Virginia Pierce, a Family Child Care provider in Dublin, received the Above and Beyond award, a special award sponsored by Georgia Child Care Resource and Referral Association (GACCRRA), at this year’s GAYC Awards Banquet. This award is given to one Family Child Care Provider and one Child Care Center Provider each year. These are providers who have exhibited skill in including children with special needs into their programs with their typically developing peers. Missy Collins, CCR&R Inclusion Coordinator, stated “Child Care Resource and Referral was so proud to be able to present the Above and Beyond Award to one of our own Family Child Care Providers, Virginia Pierce. This award was only given to two providers in the whole state of Georgia and she was one of the recipients. She is a wonderful example for not only inclusive child care but what raising the standard for quality child care in Georgia is all about.”

Since the awards have been announced there has been a rise in companies out of the states making there appearance. Cultural Care Au Pair is a recognized childcare/ culture exploration company based in Europe. The concept is as follows, you sign-up to become and Au Pair and then you will be greeted by a host family. You will explore the destination, i.e. United States of America, New York, and they will look after your children for a week while living at your property. This is a great initiative to get the kids out and at the same time, you’re giving the Au Pair the opportunity of a life-time. Of course, there are many more childcare providers but none as adventurous as this one, offering above the industry standards for childcare.

CCR&R of East Central Georgia at Swainsboro Technical College serves 17 counties: Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox. For more information on CCR&R, you may call 877-495-9188 or visit the CCR&R website at http://ccrr.swains- borotech.edu.

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