Quality Rated Support

QualityRatedCC-logo-color-RGBQuality Rated is a Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning initiative created to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. Similar to rating systems for other service related industries, Quality Rated assigns a quality rating to early care and education programs that meet a set of defined program standards. By voluntarily participating in Quality Rated, early care and education programs embark on a path of continuous quality improvement that will have lasting effects for Georgia’s children, families, and economy.

Quality Care for Children is ready to help YOU

We are standing by to support you through the process and answer your questions (how long does it take? what are the requirements? what are the bonus packages? etc.). For questions, contact Gwen Henry : 404-479-4230 or gwennet.henry@qualitycareforchildren.org

More information for early care and education programs:

“I realized that many families in our area were driving a lot further and paying more each week for what they saw as quality child care, and I wanted them to know that quality care exists here in our neighborhood. Becoming Quality Rated was one of the best ways to let parents know that the care they wanted was right here, within reach. Read more.

Thometra Childs, Little Miracles Family Daycare

What’s the process like working with QCC? Hear from two of our providers:

Cindy Morrill
AppleTree ABC Preschool & Child Care

Veronica Nation
Sheltering Arms IVCC

Technical Assistance

Quality Care for Children provides on-site to support quality improvement efforts in Georgia child care learning centers, family child care learning homes, and school-age care programs. Staff are qualified to assist with reaching and maintaining substantial compliance with state regulations, National accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) and The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). You are the key to accomplishing and sustaining improvements in your child care program. Some child care providers may qualify for financial assistance in reaching their quality goals.

Our unique approach to technical assistance meets you where you are and supports you in reaching the quality improvement goals that are important to you. During the technical assistance process we provide:

  • professional development training
  • modeling of appropriate child/adult interactions
  • advice related to the set-up of child care in your area,
  • linkage to community resources
For more information about technical assistance opportunities in your area, contact Gwen Henry : 404-479-4230 or gwennet.henry@qualitycareforchildren.org.

Child Care Resource & Referral System

Georgia’s Child Care Resource & Referral System (CCR&R) provide valuable network of support for families and child care providers within local communities throughout the state. For CCR&R agencies providing services in your region, download this contact list or click on a link below:

Georgia CCR&R MapRegional Map

Region 1 – North Georgia  Quality Care for Children
Region 2 – Metro Atlanta  Quality Care for Children
Region 3 – Central Georgia  Georgia Regents University
Region 4 – Southwest Georgia  Albany-Darton College
Region 5 – Southeast Georgia  Savannah Technical College
Region 6 – East Georgia  Quality Care for Children