Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Proposed Rule Revisions

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) proposes to:

  • Amend Georgia’s Child Care Learning Center rules in Rule Chapter 591-1-1 in the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers.
  • Amend Georgia’s Family Child Care Learning Home rules in Rule Chapter 290-2-3 in the Rules and Regulations for Family Child Care Learning Homes.

Notices of Public Hearing for Proposed Rulemaking for each proposal can be accessed from the list below.

Interested parties may submit written comments by mail to 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE, Suite 754, East Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334, by fax to (404) 656-0351, or by e-mail to To be considered, Bright from the Start must receive written comments on or before 5 p.m., August 17, 2016.

Interested parties who prefer to make verbal comments or hand deliver written comments on the proposed rule changes may do so at a public hearing before the Board of Early Care and Learning. The public hearing will be held beginning at 1 p.m. at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, East Tower 8th Floor, Oak Room, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Speakers should sign in to speak before 1 p.m. If no guest speakers have arrived by 1 p.m., the board will resume its regular meeting. If no guest speakers arrive by the end of the board's regular business meeting, the board will adjourn. Comments made in writing will be given the same consideration as those that are made verbally.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing even if they choose not to make verbal comments regarding the rule amendment proposals.

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