About Us

What is GCCA?

Founded in 1977, the Georgia Child Care Association (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 are the ONLY voice representing the unique business interests of center owners, operators, and administrators.

We advocate for sound public policy that fosters quality, affordable and accessible child care for parents. We advocate for effective industry regulation that does not burden businesses 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. 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 and teachers to ensure a thorough understanding of the state’s licensing requirements and provide meaningful training to improve quality. 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.

Mission Statement

GCCA’s mission is to enhance, support and promote quality in the licensed early learning child care industry, for its members and for the children of Georgia. We will do this through expanded professional development, targeted advocacy, public awareness, and partnerships with community leadership.