Category Archives: Quality Rated

Still have more questions about Quality Rated? In December 2016, the DECAL Advisory Committee adopted the following: 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… Read more »

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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 »

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Inclusion Training – FREE ! ! ! The introductory Inclusion Class, Count Me In! Including Each and Every Child!, is being offered for free: When:   April 25, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Where:  Peyton Anderson Building – Juanita Jordan Room 277 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Training Information: 2 hours of BFTS approved Training Hours… Read more »

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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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Every quarter, we publish and mail the ECE BULLETIN! to early learning programs throughout our region.  We’ve also made a downloadable version available on our site. This quarter’s highlights include: Economic impact of ECE study highlights Quality Rated news and spotlight Georgia Pre-K study results Summer Food Service Program information Training opportunities

post by: Jason Jacobs

According to his Forbes.com article, Dan Diamond writes that about 40% of Americans make resolutions; yet, a study at the University of Scranton found that only about 8% of these people actually achieve their resolutions.  In the article, Diamond notes that the following types of resolutions are the ones most easily achieved: Simple Tangible Shared… Read more »

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According to the recently published summary, Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia, child care holds a very important part in the state’s economy.  Among the many facts and figures presented, the following stand out: “…the early care and education industry generated $4.7 billion dollars of economic activity in the state… Read more »

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