GA budget includes raises for PreK teachers

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state budget for FY 2017 in a ceremony yesterday. Good news for ECE -- the budget includes $26.2 million for Pre-K teacher pay raises. Thanks to our legislators and governor for helping make this happen. Learn more in the press release from the Office of the Governor.

Why Be Quality Rated? 3-Star Providers Explain

Quality Rated is Georgia's quality rating and improvement system, which recognizes ECE programs that meet standards higher than minimum child care licensing standards. Quality Rated helps ECE programs commit to quality improvement, and helps parents select higher-quality programs for their children. The program is administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care … Continue reading Why Be Quality Rated? 3-Star Providers Explain

Week of the Young Child

  Week of the Young Child is April 6 – 12, 2014 The annual celebration of Week of the Young Child will be held April 6 – 12, 2014. Start thinking about ways to honor young children and those who care for them in your community! Although Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally, … Continue reading Week of the Young Child

Why early childhood program directors should join GAYC

Are you the director or administrator of an early childhood program? Being a GAYC member has benefits specific to directors. Check out the GAYC membership brochure for directors to learn more. Feel free to download and share the brochure with others.

Georgia submits application for Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT-ELC)

According to the U. S. Department of Education, Georgia is one of 16 states to apply for Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant funds, a $280 million state-level competitive grant program to improve early learning and development. Other state applicants included Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, … Continue reading Georgia submits application for Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT-ELC)