In addition to professional development opportunities, GAEYC has a variety of resources for individuals interested in supporting the education of young children in Georgia.

Advancing Careers

Advancing Careers is GAEYC’s initiative to help early childhood professionals make career choices, advance their education, build an effective resumé, and become a more effective early childhood trainer. To learn more, go to the Advancing Careers page.


This collection of links to Georgia and national organizations and resources may be useful for early childhood professionals who educate and support young children. Go to the Links page to learn more.

Quality Service Awards

GAEYC Quality Service awards honor outstanding individuals in early childhood education, as well as outstanding programs that educate young children. Check out the Quality Service Awards page for information on award categories and nomination procedures, and learn more about other scholarship and award opportunities in early childhood education.

Strengthening Families Georgia

Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) is a multi-disciplinary partnership of national, state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. To learn more about SFG and the protective factors, go to the Strengthening Families Georgia page.

Student Resources

Students in ECE and child development programs have their own special needs and interests. The Student Resources section connects students to information and networks to help them learn how to be outstanding educators for children birth through age 8, and how to access resources such as DECAL Scholars to help complete their education.  Check out the information in the Student Resources section.

Week of the Young Child

Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally as a way to recognize young children and the adults who nurture and educate them. Georgia celebrates April as Month of the Young Child. Learn more on the Week of the Young Child page.