Georgia's Early Childhood Education
Updated: Jan 29, 2021
Are children safe in Georgia's childcare programs? In the near future we are creating an area on this website regarding Early Childhood Education. I believe how the government treats our most vulnerable population (the unborn baby, children, and elderly) is one key indicator on how morally bankrupt our governance is really operating. More specially we will share 13+ years of experiences in the ECE field in Georgia, our advocacy work, Open Records Requests, and how federal funds are being used in Georgia including the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG).
Socialist policies are alive and well in the State of Georgia and expanding. There is no greater
example of this than the Georgia Pre-K program. If anyone ever wanted to see what affects the Unaffordable Health Care Act will have when it is fully implemented and expanded, look no further than what the Georgia Pre-K Program did to the Early Childhood Education Field. It is frightening that the Federal Government would ever consider the Georgia program for a national model. Georgia has proven that the program is not sustainable in it's present form and continues to put politics and quantity (number of children served) ahead of safety and quality. The Quality Rated Logo below, is a model example of what progresses when lobbyists wine and dine lawmakers who have zero interest in safety and welfare of children. There is nothing more pathetic than a Georgia politician regurgitating lobbyist talking points and having no clue how to protect our most vulnerable population and how to achieve quality childcare results.
Do you want to get a head start on what will be posted here? Why wait? Submit an Open Records Requests to the Department of Early Care and Learning and ask for all "records" regarding "Paul Walker" for the past 13 years. Good luck with that! Zero transparency doesn't just include the Georgia Secretary of State when it comes to Open Record Requests. There is also "Public" Records available at the Governors Office, Lieutenant Governor Office, and the Attorney Generals Office. And....this is just a start.
OPEN RECORDS REQUEST
To obtain documents from Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, please direct your Open Records Act requests (under O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) to:
Ira Sudman, Open Records Officer
Bright from the Start
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE
754 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Or fax your request to 404-478-8180
Or Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist you in obtaining the information that you need, please provide the following information in your request:
Your full name
Your mailing address
Your contact telephone number (and fax number if available)
The name and address of the facility of the investigation or report
The date of the investigation or incident associated with your request
All records requests are subject to redaction under the Georgia Open Records Act and may result in the requestor being billed $0.10 per page and administrative fees for the requested information.