Category Archives: DECAL

DECAL Spotlights Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles. “Look Again” Campaign Urges Greater Awareness to Protect Georgia’s Youngest Citizens “For the seventh consecutive year, DECAL is calling for families and caregivers of children to increase awareness of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. This year’s “Look Again” campaign aligns with National Heatstroke Prevention… Read more »

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Interested in opening your own Child Care Center or Family Child Care Learning Home? You can now complete the required Licensure Orientation Meeting (LOM) online and at your own pace. Now it’s more convenient than ever to get started on your early childcare career. These pre-service trainings are required for all CCLC and FCCLH applicants… Read more »

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The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) makes regular updates to its COVID-19 (coronavirus) web page.  Early learning professionals will find current child care guidance and resources.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Governor statements DECAL Commissioner letters FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) Instructions for programs that choose to close or… Read more »

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Friday, May 24 is Look Again Day according to a proclamation from Gov. Kemp, but for parents and caregivers, every day is a day to Look Again and ensure that children aren’t left in unattended vehicles.  The state’s press release can be found here. Please spread the word and share this link for a 30-second… Read more »

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The Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia will be hosting a Relationship Building Q&A Session Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 6th between Family Child Care Learning Home Providers and DECAL Representatives. *4 BFTS Approved Hours will be provided.* When: Saturday, April 6, 2019; from 9 AM to 2:30 PM Where: Our Lady of… 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. Region 3 Dates: Peachtree City… Read more »

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The CDC is offering a free training on developmental monitoring, and DECAL is offering teachers, who complete the online training, approved training credit and a developmental monitoring starter kit. At Leap, we believe that the training and supplies will help teachers sharpen their skills in the classroom and support teacher efforts to communicate effectively with… Read more »

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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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