Department of Early Care and Learning


The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) meets the child care and early education needs of the state's children and their families.



2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE
754 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334


Quality Rated Child Care:
1-877-ALLGAKids (+1 877-255-4254)

Services provided

  • Apply for Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Program

    The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program assists low-income families with the cost of childcare.

  • Enroll a Child in Head Start

    Head Start is a free education program for eligible children from birth to age 5.

  • Enroll a Child in Pre-K

    Georgia’s Pre-K is a free, state-funded program for four-year-olds.