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GCCA Member Testimonials

Phoenix Associates has insured my small business (child care centers) for several years.  In addition to my business policies, they also manage our employee group health plan. I can't say enough about this agency and all of the people I have worked with there. Donna, LaToya, Sarah - top notch professionals.  They always have my best interests in mind and they look out for my business as well. They work diligently to get me the best coverage for the best rates available. Love this team and would highly recommend them to anyone. 

-Sharon Foster | Bells Ferry Learning Center

As assigned online administrator of the CCEI system, I am able to closely monitor the progress and work completed for each and every team member. This affords me the ability to ensure selected topics are done and that over time, the learning anticipated begins to unfold. With the knowledge most appropriate to the teacher’s designated age group, its specific challenges and with great accuracy, I am now able to deliberately and carefully plan professional development at this very high level. I am confident that this new system for the staff will considerably improve the outcomes and delivery of the Children’s Academy of Northlake program.

-Laura Newman, Director of Education and Curriculum | Children's Academy of Northlake | Tucker, GA

I had a great experience with CCEI. The course I had taken was online self-study CDA certification program. It was a great course and I learned a lot from it. The course had provided lot of information that I could apply while I am working with young children. My coach was very helpful, gave me suggestions, and answered my questions promptly. I was totally satisfied with my studies and will recommend this course to others. I am looking forward to other online courses through CCEI. Thank you very much!

-Sreedevie Ranjit | Suwanee, GA

Pathogend of Georgia serviced our daycare, Stepping Stones Academy. Pathogend disinfected our facility and had the reports of the results on Monday! They even put a sticky pad at the entrance to the infant room to collect dirt from the parents' shoes. We put our full trust in this company and are so happy with the results... making our center a safer place for our children.

-Jessica N., Stepping Stones Academy

I liked the feedback provided by the ChildCare Education Institute instructor. It was good to know that what I wrote was actually being read and asked to redo when my work was sloppy and not up to par.

-Ifie Omiela | First Step Learning Center | Smyrna, GA

Our child care center has been with Phoenix Associates for over 10 years.  They have helped us navigate all the insurance complexities that come with owning a child care business (liability, student accident insurance, workers comp, etc.).  They are customer-minded, helping us to find great rates as well as insurance companies that support our goals.  Donna Marcus especially has been a huge help to us over the years.  We highly recommend Phoenix Associates. 

-Lynn McKinnon | Foundations for the Future

LifeCubby allows me to be in touch with the parents of the children in my class on a daily basis. It records all activities during the day and keeps the parents informed. From clocking the children in in the morning to recording meals, naptimes and any other information that is relevant. It allows the parents to message back to us anything that they would like us to know as well as me being able to message the parents, including pictures of their children or even to inform them that they are short on diapers or spare clothes, etc. LifeCubby is easy to use and to navigate around the system. Nothing but great things from the parents too!   Keeping the parents of the children in my class informed of how their day is going.... that's priceless! Once you get used to it, LifeCubby is new and innovative. It was frustrating in the beginning trying to figure out all the great information that can be shared. Once I figured it out, I got more confident and it has become an invaluable tool for my profession.

-Mary Beckmann | Teacher | Young Scholars Academy

At Childcare Network, our teachers love the convenience that CCEI’s online training provides. Due to the added convenience, many of our teachers are choosing to complete additional modules well beyond the minimum required hours. As a result, they are expanding their understanding of child development and bringing this new knowledge to our classrooms every day.

-President | Childcare Network        

As a brand new daycare director, CCEI has helped me feel more prepared for the task and better able to look objectively at situations that I am approached with on a daily basis!

-Director | West Point, UT       

Bert Brannen and the Fisher Phillips team have been an invaluable resource for us. We have had three or more situations that could have turned into much bigger ordeals if they hadn’t coached us through the process. For how reasonable their quarterly retainer fees are, a preschool owner would have to be crazy not to engage them and keep them on speed dial. The risks are just too great without having them available and on your side.

-Paul Hirshberg, Kids 'R' Kids of East Rosewell

The Suzuki School has been working with Matt Simpson of Fisher and Phillips since 2012. We worked with Matt to develop a quarterly retainer approach, so that the school directors would call for guidance before taking personnel actions. We wanted to avoid problems, and wanted to invest in legal advice before a problem occurred by properly structure our actions. Matt has been great to work with. He is responsive, informative, and straight forward. In addition, he is patient with us when we are trying to understand complex HR law nuances.  Matt has also helped us revise HR policies, acknowledgements, forms, etc. to be best practice and in compliance with law. I have been approached by several law firms to move our HR legal representation to them, and have never considered it. I like to work with Matt because he has the depth of Fisher Phillips for specialized areas, and because he is so responsive. His proactive stance displays great dedication to his work, and really shows in our relationship. I would strongly recommend that you work with Fisher and Phillips and that you retain them so that you address problems proactively.  You will find that over time, it saves you a lot of money and headaches!

-Paula Charles, President of The Suzuki School

Regent did some awesome videography work for our school several years ago and we continue to use these on our site and in advertising currently.  He made the process very easy for me and may managers by providing written script we could follow for each of our productions after interviewing us for the primary points we wanted to cover.  We did several different pieces that focused on our educational technology, a school tour, meet our owners, and our after school program.  The whole process and people doing the videography were very professional and a pleasure to work with.  This was definitely money well spent!!

-Debbie Web, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of North Peachtree City 

Why do we do business with Bert Brannen of Fisher and Phillips? Is it because of his expertise? His vast knowledge? Yes, but it's also because we do business with people we know, like, and trust. It's one thing to work with a top rated law firm like Fisher and Phillips, and it's something completely different when a real relationship has been established. After working with Bert on smaller projects over the course of several years, we finally entered into a retainer agreement.  He has always been responsive and detail oriented. That's how trust is built. It is clear that he values being there for his clients. Timely communication is a deal breaker for us and without it, we won't do business with a company or individual. Bert has provided us outstanding legal council. It can be hard to find an attorney who is trust worthy and dependable and we are so pleased to have him on our team. After our long association, it is a great comfort to know that we can rely on Bert's legal and business judgment. We look forward to working with him for years to come.

-Wande Okunoren-Meadows | Little Ones Learning Center

I first learned about the Cuties program at the NAEYC Conference in Orlando Florida.  It was then that I felt that I could further assist my families by providing all the diapers and wipes at Kids World Learning Center.  This program has enhanced our program and adds value to what parents receive on a daily basis. Parents have been so grateful for not having to furnish a separate stock of diapers and wipes from their home supply.  It is convenient for parents and allows our teachers to focus on what’s truly important….the children… and not having to worry about diaper supplies.

-Michelle Smith Lank, Kid's World Learning Center

As an early childhood provider, we are always looking for ways to stay relevant and add value to our families. Our partnership with Cuties has been just the added touch that we needed to help our program stand out. Providing diapers, pull ups and wipes for parents and caregivers helps families concentrate on other daily activities and prevents us from "nagging" parents to bring in diapers constantly.  There is nothing worse than a company getting your business and then they don't maintain the relationship. Jennifer and the entire staff at Cuties is always responsive and provides excellent follow through and follow up after the sale, which is incredibly important to me.  The choice is clear for us: a top quality product with excellent customer service! We know we made the right decision. 

-Wande Okunoren-Meadows, Little Ones Learning Center

The Sunshine House has partnered with First Quality, Cuties Care program for the last five years. We began this partnership with Cuties Care to provide diapers, pull-ups and wipes for our infant and toddler families throughout our 100 locations in the United States. We wanted to offer a quality product that made life easier for the parents and our teachers. Our families were so excited about having this available to them, they no longer needed to remember diapers and wipes for their children in today’s busy world. The ease of ordering the product along with free shipping and no minimal orders made it the perfect experience for our families and us. I would recommend the Cuties Care program to any businesses that would want to provide top quality diapers, pull ups and wipes to their families in their child development centers.

-Kathy Hagen, The Sunshine House 

Cutie's diapers have become a sensation at our center. It is so easy to order and so convenient to have diapers and pull-ups at our center instead of reminding parents to bring diapers to school. Cutie's are reliable, hypoallergenic, and very convenient. Our parents love not having to worry about bringing diapers or wipes to school.

-Tori McGuyer, Bells Ferry Learning Center