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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Reverses Position

By GCCA Admin | May 16, 2018

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams met with members from GCCA following her position statement at GCCA’s spring conference that Georgia Pre-K should be served solely by public schools. After listening to providers and getting a better understanding of the issue, Abrams has reversed her position and now supports keeping Georgia Pre-K in the private sector…

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Secretary of State Brian Kemp Releases Early Childhood Education Platform

By GCCA Admin | May 15, 2018

GCCA has reached out to ALL Gubernatorial Candidates to ask about their platform for early childhood education.  While GCCA DOES NOT endorse candidates, it is our job to advocate for quality, affordable, accessible child care policies and to identify candidates who have policies that would negatively impact the early childhood education industry. Secretary of State…

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You were right…You know your EED Form requirements!

By GCCA Admin | Apr 10, 2018

Thanks to all of our members who let us know about audit citations for “expired” EED forms.  We brought the issue to the attention of Deputy Commissioner Susan Adams who looked into the issue at our request.  And YOU were right!  The EED forms DO NOT expire.   This was a result of inexperienced auditors, and…

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New Pre-K Audit Issue – What’s Really Required?

By GCCA Admin | Apr 4, 2018

New Georgia Pre-K Audit Issue: Going through a Georgia Pre-K audit?  Several GCCA members have raised issues regarding findings issued on Ear, Eye and Dental (EED) records (Georgia Department of Public Health Form 3300).  The general understanding amongst providers is as long as one EED record was obtained when the child was enrolled, the provider…

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Important Fingerprint Update: Gemalto buys Cogent

By GCCA Admin | Apr 3, 2018

Cogent (Georgia’s vendor for fingerprint background checks) was bought out by a company called Gemalto.  Gemalto is an international digital security company providing software applications, secure personal devices such as smart cards and tokens, and managed services.   It is the world’s largest manufacturer of SIM cards. In the last two weeks, Gemalto,  without warning launched a new web link to register employees to obtain fingerprint…

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UPDATE: FIX NICS Act of 2017

By GCCA Admin | Feb 27, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the FIX NICS Act of 2017 where the bill now sits in the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting a hearing.  This law would provide incentive for ALL STATES to report up to the federal fingerprint database.  However, the House added a bill that has put a fly in the…

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HB 494: Georgia Fingerprint Legislation Update

By GCCA Admin | Feb 27, 2018

H.B. 494 sponsored by Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) was passed out of the House Education Subcommittee on Academic Support on Wednesday afternoon. This legislation brings Georgia into compliance with federal fingerprint law so that Georgia is not at risk of losing federal funding for CAPS.  Here are a few points to help you understand the…

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2018 Early Language and Literacy Mini Grant Awards

By GCCA Admin | Jan 22, 2018

The Early Language and Literacy Mini Grant Program, a joint effort between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College, supports partnerships in projects targeting the language and literacy development needs of children ages zero to eight.  GCCA would like to recognize and…

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Update: Undocumented Foster Children

By GCCA Admin | Jan 16, 2018

Per DECAL, in order to be eligible to receive CAPS, a child must be a U.S. citizen, or have established U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) status as a lawfully admitted qualified alien. This can be found in CAPS policy, section 6.5 under Eligibility Requirements by clicking here.  This policy is based on federal requirements that prohibit…

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