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Posted: July 1, 2013 8:12 a.m.

Georgia child care ratings go public

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is unveiling its voluntary three-star child care rating system, which offers financial incentives for providers who participate.

The system went live on Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that parents can see whether a center is rated by going to or .

The state is buying supplies for rated centers and giving some money for staff bonuses and lower staff-to-student ratios. As of Monday, star-rated centers also will receive an increase in the state/federal reimbursements they receive for caring for children from lower-income families, something that hasn't happened in years.

The higher the center's rating, the larger the reimbursement the center could receive for each qualifying child.

Star-rated centers will have the following attractions, state officials said:

.Each class has a daily lesson plan, ensuring greater focus on academics;

.Children have 30-plus minutes of daily physical activity;

.Information on staff-to-teacher ratios is readily available to parents;

.The staff is committed to serving more fresh fruits and vegetables.


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