Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care
Save time and money as a Georgia Alliance
for Quality Child Care Member
Budgets are tight and running a child care business has never been more challenging or time consuming. What if you could save time and money by having a single source for buying the essential supplies and services most child care programs need? Now you can. The Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care (GAQCC), an online resource created by Quality Care for Children and a Quality Rated incentive, offers child care programs easy, low-cost online access to everything from administrative services to marketing support. Additionally, members of this program can attend monthly “Director to Director” support meetings in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Cartersville, Henry County and Savannah.
Starting in September, the GAQCC will also be providing state-approved training in Atlanta for child care teachers through its new Teacher’s Institute of Learning Program, offered to program staff of our Director to Director participants (download flyer).
Corrine Bundy, Owner of Kids ‘R’ Kids #23
Reference Sheet of Member Benefits (download)
Participating vendors include: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Discount School Supply, Cheney Brothers, FoodSource Plus, ProSolutions Training, Constructive Playthings, First Book, and MORE!
Even More benefits to Joining
In addition to the benefits listed below, members will gain access to special discounts and programs including:
Chefs for Young Children
This program provides free training and resources to child care cooks to improve the quality of meals and save food purchase costs. Watch this interview (video) to hear more from a program participant.
- Save food costs with member discounts
- Offer more fresh fruits and vegetables
- Prepare meals with reduced salt and fat
- Share recipes with other child care cooks
- Introduce new foods and seasonings
- Use healthier menus for CACFP program
Early Childhood Education Business Summit
Bright From the Start approved training will cover topics including: Program Finance and Profitability; HR Issues and Staff Motivation; Risk Management and the Affordable Care Act; and Cost and Time-Saving Resources. View pictures from 2015 Summit.
- Program Finance and Profitability
- HR Issues and Staff Motivation
- Risk Management and the Affordable Care Act
- Cost and Time-Saving Resources
- Maximizing Your Food Dollars
- Moving Staff Through Change
Monthly “Director to Director” Support Meetings
Come meet other local child care providers, ask questions to the group, and share best practices from your program. These meetings award our participants state-approved training hours and are held in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Cartersville, Henry County, and Savannah. Monthly topics include, but are not limited to:
- Tools for Evaluation and Review of Your Program
- Assessing Your Leadership Style
- Supervising and Developing Staff Competence
- Marketing Your Program
- Cost and Time Management Tools
- Motivating Staff for Success
Edye Summerfield, Assistant Director at Dunwoody Prep
Shannon Weatherby, Director of Education at Feed My Lambs
Karen Phillips, Owner/Director of A Child’s Campus