Overview

For more than 35 years, Quality Care for Children has worked to ensure Georgia’s infants and young children are nurtured, educated, and reach their full potential. Our primary focus is on creating excellence in child care and early learning by:

CREATING QUALITY: providing training and resources to child care providers to increase the overall quality of care

ENSURING ACCESS: helping parents access affordable, quality care for their children to ensure the best early learning experiences

QCC believes that all children, regardless of race, gender, or economic background, deserve high-quality early learning experiences. Creating an environment for quality care is no easy task: child care is expensive, providers are poorly paid, and parents, faced with an urgent need for child care, often have limited choices. Partnering with leading child care experts and organizations since 1979, QCC overcomes these challenges by providing best practices and invaluable training and support to child care programs in Georgia, as well as guidance and referrals to parents seeking child care through 877-ALL-GA-KIDS.

QCC Office LocationsQuick Facts

Year Founded: 1979

Budget: $13.2 million

Employees: 95

Headquarters: Atlanta

MISSION VALUES GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • To ensure that Georgia’s infants and young children are nurtured and educated
  • Expect the best
  • Earlier is better
  • Relationships are key
  • Quality is critical
  • People matter most
  • Always prioritize the needs of children, especially the most vulnerable
  • Consistently link program and policy
  • Innovate while taking prudent risks
  • Leverage our position as thought leaders

2015-2016 Accomplishments

CREATING QUALITY

  • 26,643 participant hours of training supplied to child care professionals at 586 classes
  • 689 child care programs assisted with Quality Rated, Georgia’s quality rating improvement system
  • 4,961 on-site consultation visits and 16,607 hours of support at child care programs
  • $586,131 in grants provided to child care providers to improve their facilities and programs
  • 775 programs provided with business resources and discounts through QCC’s shared services alliance
  • 16 child care programs participated in QCC’s Early Head Start Latino Cohort
  • 18,826 children received nutritious meals and snacks through the USDA Child Care Food Program
  • 48,580 nutritious summer meals served to children at 17 sites through the USDA Summer Food Program
  • 102 participant hours of statewide nutrition training for child care cooks
  • 16 workshops for child care professionals at annual Early Education Business Summit
  • $4,400+ worth of new books, clothing, and toys donated through QCC’s corporate holiday drives
  • 240+ corporate volunteer hours spent improving child care facilities and assisting with educational lessons

ENSURING ACCESS

  • 28,691 free referrals for parents seeking child care, afterschool, and summer camps
  • 43 families supported with child care financial assistance through QCC’s Boost Initiative
  • 64 fields of data for all 159 Georgia counties provided to policy makers through QCCdata.org
  • 147,580 text messages sent to Georgia parents with parenting tips and child development information through Georgia Parent Power
  • 60 community events throughout Georgia attended to share critical information about finding quality child care to parents

Leadership

Pam Tatum, Chief Executive Officer
Pam Runkle, Executive Vice-President of Early Care and Learning
Reynaldo Green, Vice-President of Nutrition and Health
Jon Tuuri, Vice-President of Finance and Operations

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Antonio Robinson,
Chair
Carter’s
Julie James
First Data
Sue Sehgal
Children’s Book Author, Campus Community Partnership Foundation
Michelle L. Matthews
Past-Chair
Purpose Built Communities
Steven Koura
Sunrise Bluff Capital Group
Chad Spangler
Spanx, Inc.
Lauren Alexander
Vice-Chair
Ayden Consulting Group
Angela Levy
Oracle Strategic Value Services
Aiming Sun Allen
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Alexandra Wagner
Secretary
SunTrust Bank
Carol Meadows
Trinity School
Stayce Wagner
Spencer Crane Etiquette
Jerry Boerner
Treasurer
Cox Communications
Debra Peterson-Smith
Peach State Health Plan
 Jessica Wilganowski
Argos
Erika Bogar King
Avanade
Stephanie Roppolo
Rip!Roar Marketing