New Resource for Rule Guidance- Indicator Manual


August 3, 2018

Dear Child Care Provider:

Child Care Services is excited to share with the provider community a new resource to help interpret child care licensing rules. The Indicator Manual was created to:

  • provide licensing staff with a tool for determining compliance with the rules and regulations, and 
  • to assist child care learning center owners and staff in understanding and meeting the rules and regulations. 

 The Indicator Manual has been prepared to help with statewide consistency in the understanding and enforcement of the Rules for Child Care Learning Centers, Chapter 591-1-1. The manual provides a general overview of licensing rules and gives additional information about the intent and meaning of specific rules. 

The Indicator Manual for Child Care Learning Centers is available at:

We appreciate and value your continued partnership as we work together to provide safe and healthy child care environments for Georgia’s youngest learners.


Kristie Lewis                                                                           

Assistant Commissioner for Child Care Services