Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Quality Rated Child Care
DECAL and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) have launched a new statewide public awareness campaign for Quality Rated - Georgia's tool to find and search for high quality child care. Click here to see the public service announcement.
About Bright from the Start
Bright from the Start administers the nationally recognized Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers federal nutrition programs, and manages voluntary quality enhancement programs.
Pre-K Application Now Available
Application package for new and returning providers of Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the 2016-2017 school year is now posted here.
Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016, at 5:00 PM EDT.
Georgia's Child Care Development Fund State Plan
A draft of Georgia's 2016-2018 Georgia's Child Care Development Fund State Plan is posted for public comment. For more information, click
CCDF State Plan
Apr 06, 2016
State Awards Child Care Expansion Grants to Four Early Care and Education Organizations
Apr 04, 2016
DECAL Announces First County in Georgia with All Child Care Programs Participating in Quality Rated
Oct 15, 2015
Deal: Study finds Georgia Pre-K 'significantly improves' student readiness
Sep 25, 2015
Georgia Professional Standards Commission FAQ for Teachers