An Update on GAYC’s Involvement with the Quality Rated Advisory Committee

GAYC is proud to report that two members of our GAYC Board of Directors were selected to sit on the Quality Rated Advisory Committee!  Michelle Cutler-Ervin (Nominations and Board Development Chair) and Michelle Carter (Public Policy Chair) were selected out of almost 90 applicants state wide.  The goals for the committee are: Help Georgia achieve … Continue reading An Update on GAYC’s Involvement with the Quality Rated Advisory Committee

Why Be Quality Rated? 3-Star Providers Explain

Quality Rated is Georgia's quality rating and improvement system, which recognizes ECE programs that meet standards higher than minimum child care licensing standards. Quality Rated helps ECE programs commit to quality improvement, and helps parents select higher-quality programs for their children. The program is administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care … Continue reading Why Be Quality Rated? 3-Star Providers Explain

Georgia submits application for Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT-ELC)

According to the U. S. Department of Education, Georgia is one of 16 states to apply for Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant funds, a $280 million state-level competitive grant program to improve early learning and development. Other state applicants included Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, … Continue reading Georgia submits application for Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT-ELC)

Georgia’s New Quality Ratings Go Public

Quality Rated, Georgia's new quality rating and improvement (QRIS) system, reached an important milestone on July 1, 2013 when program ratings became public. Quality Rated is intended to help improve the quality of early care and learning  in Georgia by encouraging programs to voluntarily meet higher standards, and by helping parents better understand what quality … Continue reading Georgia’s New Quality Ratings Go Public