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Georgia Professional Standards Commission Frequently Asked Questions for Pre-K Teachers
This FAQ is designed to help Pre-K teachers understand the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification process. View More

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Frequently Asked Questions for Pre-K Project Directors
This FAQ is designed to help Pre-K Project Directors understand the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification process. View More

Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and State Agencies Warn of the Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended In Vehicles
Officials Urge Greater Awareness to Protect Georgia’s Youngest Citizens View More

Metro Atlanta Schools and Childcare Centers Launch Early Learning Climate Prototype
An innovative public-private partnership is creating a model for the promotion of positive learning climates in Atlanta’s early learning centers and elementary schools. View More

Task Force issues Report on Family Engagement
Early Education is Shared Process among Families, Schools, and Communities View More

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grantees in Georgia
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantees in Georgia can now access a webinar, originally webcast on May 18, 2015, that will explain the policies, procedures, and requirements for leveraging subsidies from the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program to serve eligible infants, toddlers, and their families. The webinar is a resource to help inform grantees of the supports available to them and how to access and optimize those supports. View More

Children across Georgia Have Access to Free Meals This Summer
The Summer Food Service Program is available to children throughout the state View More

2015-2016 Georgia's Pre-K Program Application Available
The application to become a Georgia's Pre-K Program provider is now available for download. Continuation providers should apply online in PANDA. View More

Questions about CAPS Restrictions?
Georgia's Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Program helps families access and afford quality child care by providing subsidies through the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This FAQ answers questions about some restrictions that went into effect February 1, 2015. View More

State commissions Child Care Economic Impact Study
Study Will Help Quantify Impact of the Early Childhood Care and Education Industry on Georgia’s Economy View More

Selection Process Completed for Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Zs)
Four Regions will participate in Coordinated System Reform Effort View More

The Georgia Head Start Association (GHSA) has revised their Strategic Plan May 2014.
The plan was based on the results of the annual GHSA needs assessment . Click title to retrieve the plan. View More

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Launches New Support for the Early Childhood Education Workforce
Early childhood education program administrators and teaching personnel can receive financial awards for furthering their education and earning higher credentials in the field. View More

Farm to Georgia Preschool Sub-grant Application
Farm to Georgia Preschool Sub-grant Application View More

Selection Process Underway for Early Education Empowerment Zones
Four Regions Will receive over $1-million in Early Childhood Education Resources from the Early Learning Challenge Grant View More

Georgia's Pre-K 2015-16 Operating Guidelines
Pre-K Operating Guidelines for 2015-2016 have been posted. View More

Child Care Centers in 11 North Georgia Counties Eligible for Special Grants
Grants Will Help Influence Dietary Habits of Young Children and Foster Healthy Lifestyles through Good Nutrition and Experiential Learning View More

Children across Georgia Have Access to Free Meals This Summer
The Summer Food Service Program is available to children throughout the state View More

DECAL Alerts Child Care Programs & Parents About Leaving Children in Vehicles
Two-Year-Old Clarkston Child Died Monday after Being Trapped in Car View More

Georgia’s Child and Adult Care Food Program is available to Approved Facilities
Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care, Head Start, Emergency Shelters Among Participants View More

Research Concludes Georgia’s Pre-K Program Significantly Improves School Readiness across Key Domains of Learning
Students Scored Above National Norm in Language, Literacy and Math View More

Results of Year Two of Pre-K Longitudinal Study Released
Report by national experts in early childhood education and care concludes that, as a universal program, Georgia’s Pre-K Program significantly improves school readiness skills in language, literacy and math. View More

DECAL and Yaarab Shrine Circus promote Early Reading
“Red Fez Reading Club” offers Free Circus Tickets to Young Readers View More

DECAL Extends Deadline for “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits” in Southeast Georgia Counties
Deadline is now February 25 for program promoting Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Birth to Five View More

DECAL and Georgia Food Bank Offering Grants to Serve More Children in Summer Meal Program
New Efforts include Backpack Programs and Mobile Meal Sites View More

Georgia Awarded Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Funds
Commissioner Cagle: New early education initiatives made Georgia’s application stronger and more competitive View More

Sponsors needed to serve meals to children next summer
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) served 3.6 million meals during Summer, 2013 View More

Child Care Fingerprint Law Takes Effect January 1, 2014
New Law Requires National Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for All Employees of Georgia’s approximately 6,000 child care facilities View More

DECAL releases "Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits" Request for Applications (RFA) for Sub-grant Funding (Child Care Center Application)
Bright from the Start announced the availability of the RFA Sub-Grant for Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits. View More

DECAL releases "Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits" Request for Applications (RFA) for Sub-grant Funding (Day Care Home Application)
Bright from the Start announced the availability of the RFA Sub-Grant for Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits. View More

DECAL Launches “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits” Program For 8 Southeast Georgia Counties
Program Promotes Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Birth to Five View More

DECAL Hosting Georgia’s Top Child Care Programs for Conference
Quality Rated Helps Parents in Selecting Quality Early Education Programs View More

Free Online Transportation Training
Free Online Transportation Training View More

Farm to Preschool Day is Friday, October 18, 2013
Program Promotes Fresh, Local Fruits and Vegetables for Children During their Most Formative Years View More

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