DEC Position Statement on Low Birth Weight, Prematurity, and Early Intervention

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children has issued a new position statement about low birth weight, prematurity, and early intervention. Read more about the statement or download it on the DEC page.

Registration opens soon for GAEYC conference

GAEYC's Together for Children conference will be held October 5 and 6, 2018 at the Gwinnett Technical College - Alpharetta North Fulton Campus (the same venue we used last year). New this year, we will have 10 focused topic tracks for both days. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for the conference. Registration … Continue reading Registration opens soon for GAEYC conference

Register now for the Training for Trainers Part 1

  Are you just beginning to provide training for early childhood professionals in Georgia? The Training for Trainers 1: Building the Foundation course teaches trainers to develop and present effective training for early childhood audiences and use the Georgia Training Approval System. Expert trainer and former GAEYC Executive Director Dr. Pat Minish will lead an … Continue reading Register now for the Training for Trainers Part 1

First 2,000 Days Campaign

GAYC is a Campaign Leader for Georgia’s public awareness campaign to spread the message about the importance of a child’s first 2,000 days of life. We are excited to share more information soon, but you can learn how to partner with us here: https://geears.org/initiatives/first-2000-days/

Resources for Talking with Children about Trauma, Disasters, and other Current Issues

GAYC is committed to keeping the early childhood community updated about current events and issues related to children's healthy development and quality early care and education. In the wake of violence and other stressors in our communities, we have compiled a list of trusted resources that can help guide you in helping children deal with … Continue reading Resources for Talking with Children about Trauma, Disasters, and other Current Issues

Support Children’s Mental Health Day and help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Did you know that nearly 80% of children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don't get them? May 5th is Children's Mental Health Day, and together we can change the conversation about children's mental health, and help more kids get the services they need. Voices for Georgia's Children is launching a campaign to support children and raise awareness of … Continue reading Support Children’s Mental Health Day and help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Week of the Young Child Events Calendar

Next week is NAEYC's annual Week of the Young Child, a time of celebrating our youngest learners and the families, teachers, and communities who help them grow and thrive. GAYC has developed a calendar of events celebrating Week of the Young Child. To read about the planned celebrations so far, check out the calendar. If … Continue reading Week of the Young Child Events Calendar

Apply to be a Strengthening Families Georgia Trainer

Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) will be offering a 2-day Training of Trainers this spring. Upon successful completion of this 12-hour TOT trainers will be approved to provide 2-hour SFG trainings on all Five Protective Factors and the SFG Overview (6 trainings total).  Space is limited to 25 applicants. Dates: May 24-25, 2016 or July 14-15, 2016 Location: Mercer University Regional Academic Center in McDonough Application … Continue reading Apply to be a Strengthening Families Georgia Trainer

Mark your calendar for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s Movie Night

As a way to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia is hosting a screening of the Signature Hour of "The Raising of America," a powerful five-part documentary series that explores the importance of early childhood education and the future of America. GAYC is a partner in this event. This event is part of … Continue reading Mark your calendar for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s Movie Night