Quality Care for Children

Atlanta,

Georgia

COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey reported in April 2020 that 61% of child care programs were completely closed in Georgia. Of providers who are still open, 85% were operating at less than 25% capacity.

Emergency Fund

Quality Care for Children will be able to increase their resources to support family child care providers as part of the PAACT Fund for Quality Stabilization, a city-wide alliance focused on improving outcomes for birth to age five populations in Atlanta. To ensure the network of family child care homes for low-income families have the financial resources they need to weather the crisis and reopen, they are providing 30-40 providers grants of $6,000-$8,000.

“Metro Atlanta’s home-based child care providers, who are mostly female minority micro-entrepreneurs, do not have large financial reserves to help them weather storms like the coronavirus pandemic. Through the emergency funds provided by Home Grown, we are helping them sustain their businesses and take care of their own families, as well as put money back into the communities in which they live and work.”

Pam Tatum
President and Chief Executive Officer, Quality Care for Children