Loving Arms Accepts CAPS but have no part in the enrollment process
CAPS: The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program is designed to help low income families afford safe quality child care. The CAPS program is administered in all 159 Georgia counties by the local county Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Information on the CAPS website includes eligibility requirements, parent and child care provider resources, and Frequently Asked Questions.
DECAL: DECAL administers the nationally recognized Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers federal nutrition programs, manages voluntary quality enhancement programs and administers the subsidized Childcare and Parent Service (CAPS) program.
DHS: The Georgia Department of Human Services is a comprehensive health and social services agency. http://dhr.state.ga.us
GCCA: The Georgia Child Care Association enhances and promotes quality, licensed, private child care for the children of Georgia by impacting legislation, providing resources, educating the public, and supporting our members through training programs and networking.
Promoting Safe and Stable Families provides funding, training and technical assistance to community-based, non-profit organizations and county DFCS departments to support services that promote the safety and well-being of children. PSSF is an important source of funding because it supports a wide array of services which both prevent and remedy difficulties that bring families to the attention of the child welfare system.
Helpful Telephone Numbers
24 hour Poison Emergency Hotline 800-222-1222
Babies Can't Wait (referrals) 800-229-2038
Great Start Georgia (referrals) 855-707-8277
Care Solutions, Inc 800-227-3410
DFCS Customer Service Helpline 800-869-1150
GA Child Care Service (licensing) 404-463-0703
GA Dept of Early Care & Learning (DECAL) 888-442-7735
National Child Safety Council 800-222-1464
Pre K 888-4GA-PREK
Quality Care For Children 404-479-4182
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) 800-228-9173