Interested in building your skills to provide more advanced ECE training? Consider attending the Training for Trainers 3 course in Savannah March 2 - 4. The TFT 3 course covers ways to help early childhood professionals evaluate and co-author new ideas, and prepares trainers to teach advanced-level ECE training classes in Georgia. The 3-day class will be … Continue reading Spread the Word: Training for Trainers 3 in March
Check it out —GAYC has a new video highlighting all the important things that happen at the GAYC annual conference. Thanks to GAYC member Brett Copeland for his hard work in developing and editing the video. Be sure to save the date for the 2015 GAYC Conference on September 25 and 26 at our new location, … Continue reading Check Out GAYC’s New Video
Mark your calendars for the 2015 GAYC Annual Conference, to be held September 25 and 26 at a new location: the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College (just a few miles down the road from the Gwinnett Center). Conference highlights include Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced training Awards ceremony Tours of the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. … Continue reading Save the Date — Together for Children Conference
Due to a change in the landscape of the early care and education field as well as a shift in funding streams, Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) has decided to take this time to restructure and renew our organization. While we will not maintain a central office and we are reducing the staff, we … Continue reading GAYC is Restructuring
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?
We all had that one teacher that inspired us to be great! Helping us cut along those dotted lines to make the perfect Valentine’s Day heart or coloring inside the lines of that big red strawberry, they were there giving you support and encouragement to keep going. Well, soon enough, wouldn’t you want that to … Continue reading From the Classroom, to Graduation, Back to the classroom?
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?
As the GAYC team, it is our responsibility to ensure that multiple opportunities exist to connect with early childhood professionals who share your passion for developing and investing in children, families and communities. These opportunities must be fun, dynamic, enriching and make a sustainable difference for the quality of services that they are experiencing. Shaping … Continue reading Raising the Bar at GAYC
Executive Director Christina Parker, President Lisa Belliston, and many others represented Georgia at the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) annual conference in Williamsburg, Virginia January 15 - 18, 2014. The conference theme this year was "Children's Play: Past, Present, and Future." Despite cold weather and some snow, attendees enjoyed talking about the many aspects of … Continue reading GAYC well-represented at SECA conference in Williamsburg
Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont will each receive a share of the 2013 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) $280 million grant fund to improve quality and to expand access to early learning programs throughout their States. The 6 winning States join 14 existing State grantees; 20 States will … Continue reading Six States Awarded Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grants