Georgia Professional Development System
for Early Childhood Educators

Legal Notice


Please read the below listed facts in reference to your privacy and this system.

You are hereby advised that any personal information collected will be securely stored in the Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development System (System), except as to the extent necessary and required by any applicable state and/or federal law.

You are further advised that the general public will have no access whatsoever to any personal information collected by this application, except where specifically requested and approved by the user and to the extent necessary and required by any applicable state and/or federal law. The System is a public entity controlled solely by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is charged with guarding all personal information.

The information in the System will be shared with other controlled public entities for the sole purpose of compiling, sharing, and publishing important statistical data to effectively enhance the quality of early childhood education.

All public entities allowed access to any personal information are charged with adhering to all privacy constraints previously outlined in this notice.

At no time will any personal information be sold, rented, and or shared with a person or entity not authorized to view the System.

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning will provide the user with secure access to view the user’s information through the System.

Any statements or document submissions made to Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning should be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation made to Bright from the Start is punishable by law and could result in a felony charge and/or civil penalties of up to $11,000 plus damages for each false claim made, pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 16-10-20.