Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Child Care Provider Nominations

GPB Education is on the search for Georgia child care providers who offer exemplary child care in their community and really go above and beyond what is expected of them. These nominations are a part of KCET's A Place of Our Own and Los Niños en Su Casa (in Spanish) "Child Care Provider of the Week" program. Nominated child care providers have an opportunity to be recognized on the outstanding national television series and on its website as the "Child Care Provider of the Week."

Produced by KCET, A Place of Our Own and Los Niños en Su Casa are award-winning shows made specifically for the individuals who care for children. In fun and engaging half-hour episodes, parents and caregivers receive insight on how to raise smart, healthy and happy children. The series also illustrates superior childcare, with segments shot in homes and pre-school centers.

Being recognized as a "Child Care Provider of the Week" is a wonderful opportunity, and we believe Georgia has plenty of child care providers to nominate! To nominate a Georgia child care provider to be a "Child Care Provider of the Week," a half page nomination letter explaining who they are and why they should be considered for "Child Care Provider of the Week" is required. You may send in a nomination for yourself by explaining who you are and why you should be considered.

Requirements are:

* MUST provide home-based child care. No caregivers from childcare centers are eligible.
* Must care for children between the ages of 0-5.
* The provider can be licensed, registered or exempt (non-licensed). Family, friend or neighbor providers that care for only one child are also eligible.
* We are looking for culturally diverse providers who will allow us to represent all parts of the community. They do not have to be English speaking.

Please send your nominations to:
Carol Veatch, M.Ed.
Family Literacy Coordinator
Georgia Public Broadcasting
404-685-2555 (Phone)
404-685-2556 (FAX)

GPB Education airs A Place of Our Own (5:00 am - 5:30 am) and Los Niños en Su Casa (4:30 am - 5:00 am) Monday through Friday.

For more information about A Place of Our Own and Los Niños en Su Casa, visit