The Georgia Child Care Association is hosting its first Superhero 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at Statesboro City Hall, 50 E. Main St.
The event will raise money for the association's Early Education Advocacy Fund.
Founded in 1977, the association is a nonprofit membership organization serving as the voice of Georgia's licensed child care providers within the halls of government and within the broader community of early learning professionals. To give back to the child care community, the association started the Early Education Advocacy Fund.
The fund was created in part because of the need for teachers and members to have access to professional development courses to provide quality care to Georgia's children. In today's economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay abreast of professional development opportunities with limited funds and resources. The association hopes to aid members, administrators, directors and teachers by being able to offer low-cost, or in some cases free, professional development opportunities.
The association continually strives to ensure that the regulations governing the licensed care of Georgia's children make sense. Therefore, this fund will also aid in industry wide advocacy efforts to promote licensed, quality child care. It will also secure viability for these programs through meaningful legislation and regulation. The association's ultimate goal is to safeguard Georgia's children.
To register for the Superhero 5K Run & Family Fun Walk, visit http://georgiachildcare.org/event-918235/Registration, or visit active.com and search "Superhero 5K" in Statesboro.
Donations may be made to: Georgia Child Care Association, 5490 McGinnis Village Place, Suite 215,
Alpharetta, GA 30005. The fundraiser deadline is Sept. 6.