Tuesday, January 29 2019 21:22

Head Start/Early Head Start Registration

Written by Randy Weldon
Head Start and Early Head Start registration is now taking place. This includes re-enrollment for returning students (children currently enrolled in the Head Start and Early Head Start program who are not kindergarten age eligible). Applications may be completed at your local Head Start/Early Head Start Center. Enrollment Requirements Head Start children must be 3 years of age and Early Head Start children must be at least 6 weeks old by September 1 Birth certificate (preferably certified copy) of child applying Proof of household income from previous year (i.e. 2017 W-2 form, 2017 tax return, two current check stubs, WG-15,…
Make plans now to join us on Friday, May 3rd, at the Sunset Country Club in Moultrie for the eleventh annual Going for the Green Golf Tournament to benefit the Agency's Youth Enrichment Summit (YES!) summer day camp initiatives targeting youth ages 12-14. This will be one of the first local tournaments of the year, and opportunities exist for teams, sponsors, and donations. The tournament format is a four-man scramble and will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The entry fee is $500 per team or $125 per player. First, second, and third place teams will receive cash…
Monday, April 01 2019 19:25

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Written by Randy Weldon
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Southwest Georgia Community Action Council encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making their community a better place for children and families. Research shows that when parents possess six protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families are promoted. The six protective factors are: • Nurturing and attachment• Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development• Parental resilience• Social connections• Concrete supports for parents• Social and emotional developmental well-being Hope for the future: Four…