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Thomas County Extension Office:
Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care for Families and Providers

Child care is a major issue for new famliies and child care providers. This page is loaded with information to help new famlies make decisions about child care, car seats, parenting and more. Child care provders will find links to help find local, state approved trainings and workshops, along with more sites dedicated to improving the quality of child care in Georgia.

Foodhandlers and Food Business

The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) has approved new rules and regulations for food service in line with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approved training is available locally for managers and employees.

Get the in's and out's of starting your own food business by visiting UGA's Starting a New Food Business Website.


The Family and Consumer Sciences web site is loaded with a varitety of free educational publications.  Topics cover a variety of topics useful to families; food, housing, child development, finances and much more.  Use the links below to find publications in your program area of interest:

FamiliesFACS Publications



Housing & Environment


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has developed a wealth of information into newsletter format. All of these can be viewed on line. Several are available free by traditional mail or by making a request to be added to the specific newletter you would like. So Easy To Preserve Book

So Easy to Preserve Book Now Available

'So Easy to Preserve' book can be purchased from the FACS website.

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