Advancing Careers has as its guiding mission “to support quality childhood care and education programs in Georgia through support of childhood care and education professionals, trainers, and educators.”

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Career opportunities in early childhood care and education

Educational opportunities

Learn more about furthering your education i early childhood

Interested in going back to school to learn more about early childhood development and education? Learn about some of the programs available in Georgia.

  • Colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia have technical certificate, diploma, and associate’s degree programs in early childhood care and education. Find the technical college closest to you on the Technical College System of Georgia website.
  • Public universities in the University System of Georgia offer 4-year and advanced degrees in early childhood education, child development, and related fields. Learn more about public universities on the University System of Georgia website.

How to afford higher education

Are you an early care and education professional interested in going back to school, but unsure of how to afford further education? Help is available.

  • Georgia College 411 has resources on financial aid, including HOPE Scholarships and Grants, financial aid calculators, and links to federal financial aid applications.
  • DECAL Scholars is a Georgia program to provide financial assistance to qualified early care and education professionals, including scholarships and incentives for earning credentials or degrees. Learn more about program qualifications and download an application.