GAEYC Public Policy Stance: America for Early Ed
GAEYC supports NAEYC’s America for Early Ed Public Policy Campaign. NAEYC, GAEYC, and America for Early Ed believe that in order to fully deliver on the promise of high-quality early learning for all children, our country will have to prioritize and implement a bold family and values vision that is rooted in the early years by:
- Ensuring that all families can choose among options that meet high-quality standards and afford the early learning setting that is right for them
- Defining and fully funding access to high-quality early childhood education at scale, regardless of state or setting
- Ensuring that early childhood professionals are diverse, effective educators, and leaders working within a compensation and recognition system that supports their excellence
Learn more about these guiding principles, and find ways to take action in support of early education, at the America for Early Ed campaign website.
Public Policy Committee
Public policy efforts at GAEYC are guided by the Public Policy committee. If you’re interested in policy related to early childhood education, contact the Public Policy Chair to learn more or join the committee’s work.
Become a Children’s Champion
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sends regular updates on federal policy issues and legislation related to early childhood education. Join the Children’s Champions email list to stay updated on federal policy.
Children’s Day at the Capitol
Children’s Day at the Capitol takes place every March. The event, sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children, is an annual time for organizations with an interest in public policy for children to make connections with each other and share ideas. Join us next year at the Capitol to speak up for children!
GAEYC is partnering with GEEARS: The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
GEEARS is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization operating to inspire and provide leadership for a statewide movement on quality early learning and healthy development for all children ages birth through five. GEEARS was established in 2010 to help business, civic and government leaders maximize the economic return on the state’s investments in early care and learning. GEEARS’s new campaign, the First 2000 Days will promote awareness of the importance of early childhood in Georgia.