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Ga. agency studying economic impact of child care

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ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say they've commissioned a study to gauge the economic impact of child care on Georgia's economy.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Early Childhood Learning say the University of Georgia and Georgia State University are leading the study. Officials say the last study on the topic in 2007 determined that childcare programs in the state created more than $4.1 billion in annual revenue and more than 61,000 jobs.

Director of Research and Strategic Planning, Bentley Ponder, says that all of the roughly 5,500 child care programs in the state will be asked to complete a comprehensive and confidential survey and the results of the study will be released in June.

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