50th Anniversary Congratulation Letters from Gov. Deal and Rep. Johnson

Recognition letters continue to arrive, acknowledging and celebrating the #GAYC50th! We recently received letters of congratulations from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U. S. Congressman Hank Johnson. Click on the letters below to read their greetings.                          

Congratulations on GAYC’s 50th from Georgia Congressional Representatives

Everyone's joining the celebration of #GAYC50th! We recently received letters of congratulations from U. S. Congressional Representatives Lynn Westmoreland, Earl "Buddy" Carter, and Jody Hice, all of whom represent Georgia. Click on the letters below to read their greetings.                                 … Continue reading Congratulations on GAYC’s 50th from Georgia Congressional Representatives

GA budget includes raises for PreK teachers

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state budget for FY 2017 in a ceremony yesterday. Good news for ECE -- the budget includes $26.2 million for Pre-K teacher pay raises. Thanks to our legislators and governor for helping make this happen. Learn more in the press release from the Office of the Governor.

Help us spotlight outstanding GAYC members

Do you know a GAYC member who's doing great work in ECE? Nominate that person for the brand-new GAYC Member Spotlight! Nominating is easy; just fill out the Member Spotlight Application online. Feel free to nominate yourself or another GAYC member. Member spotlights will be featured on the GAYC website soon.

Holiday Spending – What’s Your Purpose?

During the week leading up to Thanksgiving you are probably blasted with emails, texts and posts about Black Friday deals. And let’s not forget that this is promptly followed by Cyber Monday!  Well, in recent years we have an entirely new day focused solely on giving. It’s called #GivingTuesday; a national online movement that encourages … Continue reading Holiday Spending – What’s Your Purpose?

Going on a job hunt? GAYC is not afraid, are you afraid?

Career Builders and Indeeds and Monsters….OH MY! Going on a bear hunt or a job hunt?  These nationally-known career sites can help you find just about any job, in any field and in any salary range. Just thinking about that can make your head spin with so many possibilities. You can spend hours or even … Continue reading Going on a job hunt? GAYC is not afraid, are you afraid?

Week of the Young Child

  Week of the Young Child is April 6 – 12, 2014 The annual celebration of Week of the Young Child will be held April 6 – 12, 2014. Start thinking about ways to honor young children and those who care for them in your community! Although Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally, … Continue reading Week of the Young Child

Georgia DOE Specialist Jan Stevenson Elected to NAEYC Board

Jan Stevenson, the Young Children Education Program Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education, has been elected to the NAEYC Governing Board as a member at large. Jan's four-year term will begin on June 1. Congratulations, Jan — we know you will represent Georgia well!

Congrats to Lynn Manfredi/Pettit on Her NAEYC Publication Article

Georgia's very own Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt, family child care provider, had an article published in the most recent issue of NAEYC's journal Teaching Young Children. The article is titled, "Building a Community Through Breakfast Club." In the article she discusses how to ensure that your environment is primed to encourage family engagement and nurture relationships. … Continue reading Congrats to Lynn Manfredi/Pettit on Her NAEYC Publication Article