Resources

American Camp Association
www.acacamps.org
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 7,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.

As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. ACA accredits over 2,400 camps. ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.

Bright from the Start:
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

decal.ga.gov/
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families. Bright from the Start oversees a wide range of programs focused primarily on children ages birth to school age and their families.
  • Licensing and monitoring all center-based and home-based child care facilities (approximately 10,000)
  • Overseeing the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program
Division of Family and Children Services
dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-DFCS/
The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is the part of Department of Human Services (DHS) that investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
Information on health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults – Check out their articles on summer safety:

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