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

  • Amend our Child Care Learning Center rules in Rule Chapter 591-1-1 in the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers.
  • Amend our Family Child Care Learning Home rules in Rule Chapter 290-2-3 in the Rules and Regulations for Family Child Care Learning Homes.
  • Repeal our Group Day Care Home rules in Rule Chapter 290-2-1 in the Rules and Regulations for Group Day Care Homes.
  • Adopt rules in Rule Chapter 591-3-1 for Rules and Regulations for Support Centers.

Bright from the Start proposes these changes to the aforementioned rules and regulations as deemed necessary by the passage of 2015 Georgia House Bill 401 into law.

Please find the Notices of Public Hearing for Proposed Rulemaking for each proposal in 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., November 10, 2015.

Interested parties who prefer to make verbal 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 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, East Tower 8th Floor, Oak Room, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 on Thursday, November 12, 2015. 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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