Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

About Bright from the Start

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families. We are located in downtown Atlanta, in the East Tower of the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building.

Our address is:

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 754 East Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-656-5957
1-888-442-7735

Bright from the Start is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. It administers the nationally recognized Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers Georgia's Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program, federal nutrition programs, and manages Quality Rated, Georgia’s community powered child care rating system.

The department also houses the Head Start State Collaboration Office, distributes federal funding to enhance the quality and availability of child care, and works collaboratively with Georgia child care resource and referral agencies and organizations throughout the state to enhance early care and education.