Bright from the Start

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Bright from the Start, also known as Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, was established on July 1, 2004. The main office is located in downtown Marietta, Georgia. The department licenses and monitors daycare centers and all state funded pre-k. Bright from the Start is headed by one commissioner and by a board of administrators. Bright from the Start provides children with quality preschool knowledge that will be necessary for their future school achievements. They want to offer a system of professional development for the providers and for the staff.[1]

Mission[edit]

Bright from the Start's mission is to assume the responsibilities of school readiness and as well as early learning experiences and progress in school performance. Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning establishes quality standards in early care and throughout the child's education.[2]

Training[edit]

The program offers a variety of training to further the participant's education and knowledge. Some training may provide assistance with a child that has special needs. Bright from the Start has yearly conferences to offer training and Continuing Education Unit (CEU). They administer a range of programs that focuses on children between the ages of birth through school age.[3]

Funding[edit]

The funding of Bright from the Start comes from several funds that include state lottery, general state funds, Head Start programs, federal block grants, and federal nutrition programs. Bright from the Start also houses the federal find of the Head Start Collaboration Office.[4]

Goals[edit]

Bright from the Start's wants to increase the number of Georgia's children and families that will become accessible to quality care and to the learning programs. Bright from the Start work attempts to expand support services to after school programs as well as during school hours.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://decal.ga.gov/BftS/About.aspx DECAL-About Our Agency
  2. ^ http://reportcard2006.gaosa.org/osr/default.aspx Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
  3. ^ http://decal.ga.gov/BftS/About.aspx DECAL-About Our Agency
  4. ^ http://www.clasp.org/resources_and_publications/publication?id=0537&list=publications_states CLASP| Resources and Publication|Publication|Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
  5. ^ http://www.clasp.org/resources_and_publications/publication?id=0537&list=publications_states CLASP|Resources and Publication|Publication|Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning