GCCA BLOG

Membership has it’s privileges:  GCCA and the AutoGift Philanthropy

By Bernarnd Reynolds | Jun 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Membership has it’s privileges:  GCCA has partnered with AutoGift Philanthropy, whose mission is to give single mothers with minor children, and no access to a car, a safe, reliable, debt-free automobile as a resource to be used to enhance their quality of life.  Through this partnership, working with GCCA member centers, AutoGift presented three early…

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Georgia’s new “Hands Free Law” which includes school buses and passenger vans goes into effect on July 1, 2018.

By Bernarnd Reynolds | Jun 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Under the new “Hands Free Law” that will go into effect in July1, any vehicle used by a CCLC to transport children is considered a school bus.  There is NO EXCEPTION for 15 passenger vans under the new law. 

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What primary election results in the Georgia governor’s race mean for early childhood education

By Bernarnd Reynolds | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia’s primary elections were held on May 22, 2018, and a primary runoff will be held on July 24, 2018between Republican candidates Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp. Out of the 606,658 voters who cast a Republican ballot, Cagle came in first winning 39% of the vote.  Kemp came in second with 26% of the votes.…

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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Reverses Position

By GCCA Admin | May 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 0 Comments

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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