COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DHS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DHS. In-person services will be provided by appointment only. For more information, click here.
More Child Care Resources
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Effective October 1, 2004, the responsibility for licensing and inspecting day care centers (non-Pre-K), group day care centers, and family day care homes transferred to the agency,
Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
A private, nonprofit organization that provides a voice for children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.
Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)
One of its responsibilities is to plan for health coverage for uninsured Georgians through The Children's Health Insurance program.
Georgia Sex Offender Registry
Visit the Georgia Sex Offender Registry web site to assess possible child safety issues in your neighborhood.
National AfterSchool Association
Devoted to developing, supporting and promoting quality afterschool care.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Improves the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
Offers services to early childhood professionals and public policy makers.
National Child Care Association (NCCA)
Focuses exclusively on the needs of licensed, private childhood care and education programs.
National SAFEKIDS Campaign
Focuses on protecting children from unintentional injury.
Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)
Brings together preschool, kindergarten and primary teachers and administrators; caregivers; program directors and individuals to promote quality care and education for young children.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Helps protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products.