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   CCR&R of Southeast Georgia

   Savannah Technical College


      190 Crossroads Parkway

       Savannah, GA 31407



       Fax: 912.966.6713 

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Hours of Operation: 

     Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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About Bright from the Start

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. It administers the nationally recognized Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers Georgia's Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program, federal nutrition programs, and manages Quality Rated, Georgia’s community powered child care rating system. The department also houses the Head Start State Collaboration Office, distributes federal funding to enhance the quality and availability of child care, and works collaboratively with Georgia child care resource and referral agencies and organizations throughout the state to enhance early care and education. For more information, visit  

Jen Talaber Ryan

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Alyssa Botts

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The Child Care Resource & Referral of Southeast Georgia serves the following counties:

Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Columbia, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler

Our Mission

    Early Start Child Care Resource & Referral is committed to the promotion of high quality early care and learning in Southeast Georgia through education and collaborative efforts with families, early childhood professionals and members of the community.   

 Our Vision

      All children have access to quality early care and learning opportunities that will provide the foundation for a promising future.  

Our Services

        For Parents:

  • Parent and Consumer education

 For Providers:

  •  Quality improvement consultations to child care professionals on site or  via the telephone
  •  State approved training opportunities
  • Career counseling
  •  Support and assistance to child care programs seeking Georgia Quality Rated
  •  Mentoring Projects for family and group child care professionals pairing seasoned professionals with new business owners
  •  Quarterly Newsletter

Interested in Quality Rated?
Contact us for more information
912.443.5080 or visit the

Quality Rated Website
Quality Rated Application

For Business and Community Partners:

  • Source for demographic and statistical information on child care and parent needs
  • Conducts seminars and public awareness activities in the community to inform the public about quality child care and child care options
  • Fostering community solutions through community agency participation                              



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Starting a Child Care Program
Quality Rated
Upcoming Child Care Provider Training
Child Care Referrals

Child Care Resource and Referral of Southeast Georgia is funded, in part, by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Federal ChildCare & Development Block Grant Funds.



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