Interested in Quality Rated?
Contact us for more information
912.443.5080 or visit the
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Other Helpful Information:

Starting a Child Care Program

GA Early Learning and Development

NAEYC Accreditation

NAFCC Accreditation

NAC Accreditation

NECPA Accreditation

Child Care Information Exchange

Scholastic Early Childhood Today

Child Care Center Forms

Family Child Care Forms

GA Professional Dev. System

GA Professional Dev. Registry

Other CCR&R's in Georgia

Nutrition Services

Child & Adult Care Food Program



Summer Food Service Program


Provider Pre-K Application

GA CAPS--Providers bill for services

Child Care Weather Watch Chart I

Child Care Weather Watch Chart II

Disaster Planning Materials

Asthma and Allergies

Asthma Checklist for Providers

New Crib Standards for Providers

Military Families Learning Network

Playground Supervision


Funding Opportunities:

Program Administrators-
Your Program, NAEYC Accredited

 Look Again Campaign- DECAL

Reporting Child Abuse:
(Contact your county's DFCS office
to report child abuse during normal
DFCS business hours)
1-855-GA CHILD
5pm-8am weekdays or
24 hours on weekends, holidays, and

For Caregivers

Training Information
Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral Agency is committed to providing quality training at an affordable cost at a convenient location. Before choosing training from another agency, check with us. It is possible we can provide the same workshop (or one similar) at a lower cost - thus saving you money to be used in other areas. For on-site training, please contact our Training Administrator at 912.443.3381 to discuss details.



Scheduled Trainings 




Want to know about upcoming training events?

If you would like to request a specific training topic contact Gloria Bennett, Training Administrator, at 912.443.3381 

or use the Contact Us form.


Non CCR&R Trainings: (Contact Specified Agency to Register)

2014-2015 GA PITC Conferences- Savannah and Augusta
GAYC 40 Hour Director Training- Savannah, November 3-7, 2014
Free Transportation Training- Online (English version)
Free Transportation Training- Online (Spanish version)
Registration Orientation Meetings 2014 (ROM)- Forsyth, GA
Licensure Orientation Meetings 2014 (LOM)- Forsyth, GA


For Other Training Options Check the GA Professional Development System

Online Learning Library Iniative (Olli)- Core Rules and Director podcasts


Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) invites eligible child care programs to participate in Quality Rated, Georgia’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system. Quality Rated is an exciting, innovative effort to enhance the quality of services child care programs provide to children and families in their communities and to provide information to help families make informed decisions about their child care needs.

To learn more about Quality Rated, sign up for a Quality Rated orientation session sponsored by your local child care resource and referral agency by clicking the following link:

Or visit the Quality Rated webpage at for more information and where eligible programs can begin the application process. For answers to questions about Quality Rated, call the Quality Rated Help Desk at 1-855-800-7747.

Quality Rated Trainings

What is Quality Child Care?

    In today’s busy world, many families seek care outside the home for their children from birth to age four. These experiences are known to have a direct impact on the child’s ability to learn. Quality care includes healthy, safe environments for children with trained teachers, providers and staff offering consistent, positive, responsive interactions with the children while focusing on creative, varied age-appropriate learning activities.

    Considering that 90% of a child’s brain develops during the first three years of life, quality child care from birth can affect the kind of learner a child becomes. So, quality care is at least an investment in your child for the future and in a much larger sense, an investment in the future of your neighborhood, your community and in society at large.

The people who spend the most time with children during these early years – their parents and child care providers – greatly affect a child’s development. Everyday experiences in a child’s life are learning opportunities and can be taken advantage of and enhanced by parents and caregivers. A child’s physical, nutritional, emotional and social development – most of which occurs at home or in child care – are as important as his or her academic development.

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