Parents of preschoolers
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The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the McPhaul Center, located on the main UGA campus provides developmentally appropriate programs on
a full-day basis for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years of both University and community
University Childcare Center is located on UGA’s Heath Sciences Campus and offers programs for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years.
Government and Non-profit Agencies - Resources for Finding Care
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Bright from the Start oversees a wide range of programs focused primarily on children ages birth to school age and their families. To find licensed, quality rated childcare by geographical area, use Bright Start’s provider tool.
Bright from the Start also oversees the following child centered programs:
- Administering the nationally recognized Georgia's Pre-K Program
- Licensing and monitoring all center-based and home-based child care facilities (approximately 6,000)
- Overseeing the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program
- Housing the Head Start State Collaboration Office
- Funding All Georgia Kids to provide free information and referrals for families seeking quality early care and education
- Providing technical assistance and professional development to early childhood educators and programs through the child care resource and referral agencies
- Offering support to families and early care and education programs who care for children with special needs
- Collaborating with Head Start, Family Connection Partnership, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Health and Smart Start Georgia to blend federal, state, and private dollars to enhance early care and education
Quality Care of Children (QCC) also helps parent access affordable, quality care for their children to ensure the best early learning experiences. A parent can get free child care referrals by calling 877-ALL-GA-KIDS (877-255-4254). To find the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR&R) in your area, consult the Regional Map.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides resources to promote high-quality learning for children birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.
Minnesota Life Insurance – Resources are available, through an online portal LifeWorks, to all employees who are automatically enrolled in the basic life insurance plan. You can fill out a form and search for child care centers, family child care homes, and before- and after-school care. To log in use Username: lfg Password: resources.
Metlife offers a childcare resource directory to employees who are enrolled in the long-term disability plan. You can use the online directory to search for childcare by distance from your home or workplace, or you can call (800) 511-3920 to speak to a care consultant. Log in and use Company code: metlife2 (Childcare is located under the Work & Life tab.)
The International Nanny Association (INA) serves as the umbrella association for the in-home child care industry by providing information, education and guidance to the public and to industry professionals.
NannyNetwork.com is a comprehensive directory of nanny placement and referral agencies. They offer families and nannies information about nanny recruitment, employment, and retention.