• The Early Learning Center received $81,525 to implement Well Start for Early Learning: Phase II from the Community Foundation of West Georgia in 2022.
  • Dr. Katy Green, with co-investigators Chelsea Morris and Ye Chen, received a 2022 $6,000 Community Foundation of West Georgia Impact Grant for inclusive coding opportunities in the Early Childhood Makerspace.
  • The Early Learning Center received $49,499 to implement Talk With Me Baby, in partnership with the Emory School of Nursing in 2022.
  • The Early Learning Center met a $100,000 challenge grant to implement Well Start for Early Learning in Fall 2021. 
  • The Early Learning Center received a $10,000 donation to develop social-emotional embedded practice Toddler Toolkits for 20 regional child care providers.
  • The Early Learning Center received a $19,000 sanitation cabinet and extended warranty as a donation to ensure the safety and health of children in the UWG preschool program and a UWG partner, the Comprehensive Community Clinic.
  • The UWG Preschool Bright from the Start classrooms operated on a full schedule, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, enrolling 32 students. Applications for 2021-22 school year exceeded available spots. 
  • More than 100 pre-service educators received training and field experience in the laboratory settings with the preschool students. 
  • The Early Learning Center developed a partnership memorandum for Community Action for Improvement, Inc. Head Start programs to increase training and support opportunities across West Georgia, serving more than 300 families. 
  • The Early Learning Center received a subaward of $9,500 from the DECAL 2Gen Innovation Grant in partnership with Community Action for Improvement, Inc. Head Start to provide two family night trainings (Trauma-informed parenting; MoneyWise)
  • The Early Learning Center received $70,000 from DECAL’s Community Transformation Grant to develop a series of nationally-supported social-emotional resources to support children’s problem solving skills. 
  • The Early Learning Center received the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy Community Impact grant in the amount of $24,000 to bring The BasicsTM to the West Georgia region’s pediatric office, local schools, and Head Start programs.
  • The Early Learning Center received the Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Relief Fund grant to provide supports to those impacted by COVID.