DECAL economic impact study front pageDo you know the significance of the number 337,024? How about $4.7 billion? What if we told you that both of those numbers were related to the early care and education industry in Georgia and the impact we make every day in our local economy?

Find out about how we are impacting not only the families we support but our local economies in the report of the Economic Impact Study of the early care and education in Georgia, a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. This study was commissioned by Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) in 2014, and the results are in.

You can read the Executive Summary of this report and find more information about the study’s process on the DECAL website.  The results of the economic impact study will be discussed at four public policy forums across the state over the coming weeks.  We encourage our members to attend a session in your community.  Click here for registration and location information.