Governor Deal and the First Lady Sign Proclamation for Month of the Young Child
Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Georgia. The child care industry provides more than 61,203 jobs in the industry itself and generates an additional 12,900 jobs in other market segments. It generates gross receipts of $2.4 billion annually in Georgia. Governor Deal and the First Lady signed a proclamation for the Month of the Young children as a recognition and celebration of the power of the Profession because effective teachers are a critical part of the partnership with families – both of whom have a direct impact on getting kids ready for success in school and in life. Many state leaders, stakeholders, GAYC board members, providers and children joined us for this joyous event.
Georgia Association on Young Children has thousands of effective early childhood professionals working together to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education, and to build public support for high-quality early childhood education programs. Quality professionals recognize and support children’s individual differences while establishing the right expectations to ensure children have positive attitudes toward learning and are ready to succeed in school.