Category Archives: DECAL

Quality Rated eligible providers must be star rated by 12/31/2020 in order to continue to receive Child Care and Parent Services (CAPS) funding. Upcoming Question & Answer Sessions across Georgia will review the supports available to you today to help you earn your Quality Rated star rating by the deadline. Still more questions about Quality… Read more »

post by: Justin Wiggins

Dear Child Care Provider: As part of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, rules were adopted to help strengthen the foundation of health and safety for children in out-of-home environments. In October those rules went into effect in Georgia for all licensed child care programs. The revised rules require all… Read more »

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Governor Recommends Funds to Help Subsidize High Quality Child Care for Low-income Families to Work or Attend School CAPS Program Provides Access to High Quality and Affordable Early Learning Environments for Families Working toward Economic Independence   ATLANTA, Ga., (January 11, 2017) – Governor Nathan Deal is recommending $5.5 million in his FY2018 budget to… Read more »

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August 1, 2016 marked an important change in CAPS (Child Care and Parent Services) funding. CAPS subsidies are authorized through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), and they have been used to help families afford quality child care.  The changes come as a result of CCDF guideline updates and state needs assessment. Families currently… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Good Day Everyone, I am excited to inform you about Round 4 of the Child Care Expansion Grant that is currently being offered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). This funding opportunity offers incentive packages up to $100,000 to reach children ages 0… Read more »

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In case you missed it, Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) recently released news of their updated website.  We encourage parents, early learning professionals and advocates to read the original email that follows and to check out the new site. April 4, 2016 News Release: In this electronic age, the front door of… Read more »

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Did you know that Augusta University and Education to Go have partnered to offer early learning professionals an online, self-paced CDA? From the course home page:  “Through this convenient, affordable program, designed especially for working adult students, you will earn the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA… Read more »

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Whether you are a parent, teacher, administrator, owner or advocate, you may want to catch up on the new Criminal Records Check (CRC) procedures from DECAL that went into effect this month.  The changes affect: Applications Support Centers Exempt programs Students-in-Training And much more! Visit DECAL’s website for more details.

post by: Jason Jacobs