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Parent Leaders: Le’Vaughn Johnson and her 2-month-old son, Quale, were living in DeKalb County when Le’Vaughn placed her newborn infant with a licensed child care provider. During her son’s second day at the family child care home, he died by what investigators initially reported as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Le’Vaughn’s worries were right that a thorough background check on the provider was not conducted and all was not what it seemed. Read More. Le’Vaughn works every day to improve the quality of child care.
Osa Benson of Georgia had a terrifying experience when her daughter was one year old. She received a phone call at work that her daughter had been thrown from a crib, received multiple bruises, and needed to see a doctor. She found out that her daughter’s teacher had a history of convictions for DUI and physical violence. Benson was upset that the state background check requirement for child care providers was not more comprehensive.
Governor Nathan Deal (R)
Inspection Reports: Department of Care and Early Learning
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We Can Do Better: Child care center licensing and oversight in Georgia ranked 22nd in a ranking of all states, including the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense.
Leaving Children to Chance:Family child care home licensing and oversight in Georgia ranked 11th in a ranking of all states, including the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense.