An accredited program usually means your child will be safe, healthy, and participating in age appropriate learning activities each day. Programs that meet these higher standards provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well trained in early childhood education, have access to excellent teaching materials, offer low ratios of staff to children, promote family involvement, and work with curriculum that is challenging and developmentally sound. Standards are generally higher than the state licensing minimum.


Some of the most nationally recognized accreditation programs are:

  • NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • NECPA – National Early Childhood Program Accreditation
  • NAFCC – National Association of Family Child Care
  • AMI – American Montessori International
  • COA – Council on Accreditation
  • SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • NAC – National Accreditation Commission


To find an accredited program in your area, call 877-ALL-GA-KIDS (877-255-4254)
or click here to search online.


To learn more about accreditation for your center or home, contact our Provider Information Specialist line at 404-479-4230.

News & Events

QCC & Project Open Hand Provides Lunches

More than 870,000 students in Georgia took part in the free or reduced price school lunch program this year. In many cases, that lunch is a child's only good meal and that means there's a void when school's out. Two non-profit groups are teaming up to fill the summer food gap.

Across the metro area, Quality Care for Children (QCC) and Project Open Hand provide free lunch to needy children at 17 summer camps. They help feed 1,100 kids around 74,000 meals.

Sparks Grove spends MLK Day helping Suburban Nursery

Quality Care for Children welcomed Atlanta-based marketing agency, Sparks Grove and their 30 volunteers to help brighten the school’s outdoor play areas. Sparks Grove is the fifth corporate volunteer group in Quality Care for Children’s Corporate Volunteer Program that launched in March 2011. Quality Care for Children’s outreach program is designed to assist child care centers in improving quality, performing tasks such as: mulching play areas and installing playground equipment.

El Día de los Niños

El Día de los Niños – a Celebration of ALL Children, April 19, 2012

As tough economic times continue to put a strain on families and the child care services they use in Georgia, a group of concerned citizens led by Quality Care for Children and Georgia First Lady, Sandra Deal, is hoping a major fundraising event in April will bring more money and awareness to what has become an urgent and growing problem this year.

Why Quality Child Care is Key

By Pam Tatum

Georgia has long endured the poor educational achievements that result from a failure to invest in high-quality early care and education for children. The economy is taking its toll on a child care system that needs to be thoroughly revamped for the sake of children, families and even the state’s economic future.