Welcome to the Georgia Child Care Association
Georgia’s preeminent child care trade association represents more than 700 private, public and corporate child care centers located across the state. Founded in 1977, GCCA is a non-profit membership organization serving as the voice of Georgia’s licensed child care providers within the halls of government and within the broader community of early learning professionals.
- We advocate for sound public policy that fosters quality, affordable and accessible child care for working parents. We advocate for effective industry regulation that does not burden business with costly, inefficient mandates and that does foster safe environments for children to learn, play and grow.
- We communicate with a broad spectrum of policymakers and regulators whose influence and actions directly impact the early learning and child care community and we strive to offer best-in-class solutions that will prepare Georgia’s children for a bright future. We communicate with parents, the public and the press on timely issues that impact families, our member businesses and the broader communities they serve.
- We educate administrators to ensure a thorough understanding of the state’s licensing requirements and the consequences of non-compliance. We educate owners and directors, offering professional development opportunities as well as resources to support their business processes, to guarantee their financial solvency and to assure the long-term sustainability of their enterprise.
Clark-Vinson Leadership Award Established in Dec. 2012
Hows King, Janice Vinson, Pat Vinson, Cliff Clark, Carolyn Salvador
December, 2012 - The Clark-Vinson Leadership Award was established by the Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA) to honor the contributions and dedication to the child care industry made by Cliff and Diane Clark of Discovery Point Franchising and by Pat and Janice Vinson of Kids ‘R’ Kids International.
Many of GCCA’s legislative accomplishments over the past several years have been made possible through the generous support of the Vinsons and the Clarks.
The Clark-Vinson award will be presented each year at GCCA’s membership meeting to the center owner who demonstrates outstanding initiative and leadership in advancing the mission of GCCA and promoting quality, licensed child care in Georgia.