Georgia

Child Care Issues

Know Your Rights

  • Child Care Resources from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Programs

    This website provides resources and referral information for parents and providers, a list of funding resources, contractor information, information for employers and businesses, information for child care policy makers, and information about serving children with special needs. Content Detail

    By:
    The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Programs
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. This web page contains information and links to: (1) laws and regulations, (2) facts sheets, (3) compliance guides for employers, (4) answers to common questions about the FMLA, and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Subsidized Child Care - Children and Parent Services (CAPS) Program

    The State of Georgia’s Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program helps Georgia families pay for early childhood and school age care programs. Subsidized care is available for children from age birth to age 13, or up to age 18 if the child has special needs. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
  • Apply for CAPS (Child and Parent Services)

    When parents are working, they need reliable, affordable childcare in their communities. For some families, the cost of childcare is a burden that makes it hard to pay all of the bills. The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program helps families in Georgia pay for early childhood and school age care and education programs. Parents or guardians who have a limited income and are working, attending school, or in training may qualify to receive subsidized child care. Subsidized care is available for children from age birth to age 13 or up to age 18 if the child has special needs. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Family and Children Services
  • Benefits For Children (Social Security)

    This page outlines what Social Security's benefits for children are and who qualifies to receive them Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Russian / Pусский
    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • EarnBenefits Online

    Find out about childcare subsidies and other benefits that might help your family Content Detail

    By:
    Seedco
  • Child and Dependent Care Credit

    If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent so you could work, you may be able to reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal income tax return, according to the IRS. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions About the Earned Income Tax Credit

    This web page answers common questions about the Earned Income Tax Credit for families with children. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
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    Spanish / Español
  • Linking Child Care Development and Housing Development: Tools for Child Care Providers and Advocates

    Linking Child Care Development and Housing Development: Tools for Child Care Providers and Advocates, a discussion of policy collaborations and development partnerships between the fields of child care and housing development. Content Detail

    By:
    National Economic Development and Law Center
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions About the Child Care Credit

    This web page answers common questions about tax credits that you can claim on your tax filings relating to child care expenses. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
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    Spanish / Español