Child Care Resource
Fourteen Resource and Referral Agencies are located in Georgia to provide assistance in the start up of childcare centers. Help includes first aid and CPR training, consultations on planning day to day activities, and more. The closest one to Trion is: Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, 1202 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, GA 30120; 770-387-0828
Child Care and Development Funds are available for Georgia child care programs who serve or are planning to serve 19 or more children. Family and group home care providers can apply for Child Care Development Funds through their local Resource & Referral Agency. Requests for Proposals (RFP) are distributed in early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next federal fiscal year. In general, these funds pay for: 1) programs improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. For more information contact Georgia Child Care Council, 2987 Clairmont Rd., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30329; 404-679-4880.