Georgia Study of Early Care and Education: Child Care Center Findings

Maxwell, K. L., Early, D. M., Bryant, D., Kraus, S., Hume, K., & Crawford, G.
December, 2009

In 2008-09 and 2009-10, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute conducted a statewide study of randomly selected licensed child care centers, Georgia’s Pre-K programs, and licensed family child care homes, collecting data on the observed quality and characteristics of these programs. Findings from this study are described in three reports. The report, Georgia Study of Early Care and Education: Child Care Center Findings, describes the overall study and summarizes results for infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms (other than Georgia’s Pre-K) in child care centers. The report, Georgia Study of Early Care and Education: Findings from Georgia’s Pre-K Program, describes the overall study and summarizes results from Georgia’s Pre-K classes in schools and child care centers. The report, Georgia Study of Early Care and Education: Family Child Care Findings, describes the results for family child care homes across Georgia. Please read all three reports to understand the quality of early care and education for young children in Georgia. 

Citation: Maxwell, K. L., Early, D. M., Bryant, D., Kraus, S., Hume, K., & Crawford, G. (2009). Georgia study of early care and education: Child care center findings. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute.