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Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs are calling for heightened awareness of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. WatchLook Againvideo.

Proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Georgia, FFY 2019-2021

DECAL has posted the proposed CCDF State Plan for federal fiscal years 2019-2021. Public comments on the plan are now being accepted. For further informationClick here

Bright from the Start administers the nationally recognized Georgias Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers federal nutrition programs, and manages voluntary quality enhancement programs.Learn More

Georgia Ranks 39th in the Nation for Child and Family Well-being, Shows Improvement Across Education and Economic Domains

Governor and Mrs. Deal Join State Agencies in Warning About Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended In Vehicles

United Way of Greater Atlanta grants $650,000 to Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning