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Together We’re Better – Compliance Strategies Training is a Success!

By GCCA Admin | Oct 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  “If I’m out of town, can I call my DECAL consultant and ask them to wait until I get back to perform their licensing visit?” “What are the ramifications if I ‘Facebook/Instagram/Twitter stalk’ a potential hire?” These are just two of the MANY issues addressed during the “Stay Ahead of Citations and Keep Your…

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Are cameras necessary?

By GCCA Admin | Sep 21, 2017 | 6 Comments

Representative Valencia Stovall and a plaintiff’s attorney are behind legislative efforts to mandate child care centers install video cameras in all center areas, including playgrounds.  During GCCA’s Fall Conference on September 28th, a discussion will occur around strategies to address this mandate and how it impacts child care center owners.   Child safety is always…

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Staff Morale

By GCCA Admin | Sep 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Staff Morale By: Susan Testaguzza– LifeCubby   The topic of Staff Morale is near-and-dear to my heart!  As an owner of child care centers since 1993 (that’s nearly 25 years!), I have both struggled and triumphed in this department.  So, seasoned veteran that I guess I am at this point, I’m happy to share what’s…

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Consequences of Unlicensed Programs

By GCCA Admin | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:   Ellen Reynolds, Interim Executive Director of GCCA, spoke with Channel 2 Action News’ Nicole Carr this evening regarding unlicensed child care programs.  Click here to see what GCCA has to say regarding this important topic. With the recent tragedy occurring at Camp Cricket Summer Day Camp at Cochran Mill Park – an unlicensed…

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GCCA Quarterly Meeting with the Commissioner

By GCCA Admin | Jun 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

We met with DECAL Commissioner Amy Jacobs and her senior leadership team today to discuss a host of issues impacting providers.  We are very thankful for this ongoing partnership that allows us to bring forward ideas, solutions and concerns. Some big news from our meeting: CAPS PROGRAM STATUS:  DECAL will be informing providers that moving…

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Recent TV on Licensed vs Exempt Summer Camps- GCCA in the News

By GCCA Admin | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

WMAZ Channel 13 Macon, 5/25/17 As kids are getting out of school and started to enjoy the summer parents will want to make sure they’re safe, especially if you’re putting your kids in a summer program or camp. Maureen France has used summer camps and programs before for her 7-year-old son. Her family just moved…

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Why You Should Pay Attention to “Supervision” Citations

By GCCA Admin | May 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

We have heard it from many of you, ” I self-report” and I always get cited for  “supervision” or if a child gets hurt, I get a supervision citation.  Injury and supervision citations do not have to go hand-in-hand. Young children will at times get boo’s boo’s as they explore their environment and are engaged…

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Are Some Georgia Summer Camps Operating WITHOUT State Approval?

By neonadmin | May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

When choosing care for your children, especially during the summer time, it’s important to enroll in a state-approved program.  Check out the most recent story by Sophia Choi with Atlanta’s WBS-TV Channel 2 Action News.  Remember – Know The Difference.  Know Your Options.  

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GCCA Conference a Big Success

By GCCA Admin | May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over 260 owners and directors attended the GCCA Lead, Innovate and Grow Conference on Friday, 4/28/17.  Great feedback on the informative classes and our keynote speaker, Lori Geary who shared her tips on creating a media crisis management toolkit. Participants received copies of the toolkit as well as copies of DECAL’s powerpoint slides on licensing…

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Another Bill Fails Due to GCCA Opposition Because Bill Failed to Include Pre-K

By GCCA Admin | Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Tabled for yet another year. Last-minute legislation trying to get a measure allowing casinos dies in committee this Crossover Day in Atlanta. Earlier in the legislative session, the Georgia Senate version of the casino bill also failed to make it out of committee. The opposition scrambled Friday morning after word that…

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