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).

Enroll today to begin saving time and money! New applicants in the Quality Rated program receive a free 1-year membership to the GAQCC, which includes access to all resources, discounts, and trainings. The Georgia Alliance offers memberships to all licensed or exempt child care providers. Contact Laura Newman at 404-479-4182 or laura.newman@qualitycareforchildren.org to enroll.

I am excited that we have access to all of the resources that the Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care provides.  My directors spoke very highly of all aspects and I am happy to become a member so that we can continue to provide the very best for our staff and families.

Corrine Bundy, Owner of Kids ‘R’ Kids #23

Member Benefits

Reference Sheet of Member Benefits (download)

RESOURCES TO
SAVE TIME
DISCOUNTS TO
SAVE MONEY
QUALITY RATED
SUPPORT
  • Employee handbook & policies

  • Performance appraisals

  • Job descriptions

  • Interview guides

  • IEP/IFSP implementation plan

  • Info on ERS including material checklists

  • Family handbook & policies

  • Posters

  • Child products & supplies: 20%

  • Food & service supplies: 10-30%

  • Payroll & other HR services: 25-30%

  • Office supplies: 25-30%

  • Online training (providers below): 20%

  • ProSolutions

  • Quality Assist Quorum

  • Program portfolio standards

  • Downloadable supporting resources

  • Standard 1A

  • Standard 1B

  • Standard 2

  • Standard 3

  • Standard 4

  • Standard 5

Participating vendors include: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Discount School Supply, Cheney BrothersFoodSource Plus, ProSolutions TrainingConstructive 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

Quality Care for Children Chefs for Young Children ProgramThis 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

Quality Care for Children Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care Business SummitBright 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

Quality Care for Children Director to Director MeetingCome 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
Having started at a new school with a staff literally double what I had before AND with tremendous tenure, I was feeling a bit uneasy about supervising and managing this team of early childhood educators. The session today could not have been timed more appropriately. I walked away with pages of notes, people to network with, websites and books to research and great ideas!

Edye Summerfield, Assistant Director at Dunwoody Prep

I have been in leadership serving as the Director of Education for Feed My Lambs since 2011. Over the years I have tried to find other school directors to bounce ideas off of and learn how to improve my performance as a leader. Attending the Director to Director meeting this past Wednesday was exactly what I needed and have been searching for all these years. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn how other organizations and daycare facilities are working with their employees, conducting supervision, and raising morale in the working environment. I have been able to take the lessons and apply them to my staff. I am eager to see how they respond. I am looking forward to next month’s meeting! Feed My Lambs has been incredibly blessed to have partnered with Quality Care for Children. I highly recommend joining!

Shannon Weatherby, Director of Education at Feed My Lambs

I just purchased and have truly enjoyed reading The Visionary Director and Solutions for Early Childhood Directors; books you shared with us at the July Directors’ Meeting. Though a veteran Director of 25 plus years I found them to be quite informative with new insight on everyday challenges you sometimes get use to handling the same way. I always look forward to the monthly meetings to share and network with so many other exceptional directors. Much thanks to you and Georgia Alliance for all you provide.

Karen Phillips, Owner/Director of A Child’s Campus

Special Programs and Workshops

Georgia Alliance for Quality Child Care theater programThroughout the year GAQCC may also have access to special discounts, workshops, performances by the Alliance Theater for the Very Young.