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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More