Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 Quality Service Awards

Know an outstanding ECE professional or program? Each year GAYC recognizes individuals and early childhood programs that have made a significant difference in the lives of children ages birth through third grade in the state of Georgia through our annual Quality Service Awards. The awards are divided into 14 categories to acknowledge all spheres of influence in … Continue reading Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 Quality Service Awards

Member Spotlight – Alice Hall

GAYC member Alice Hall is an Associate Professor in Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University. She has shared her thoughts about the ECE field, her experiences teaching students about child development, how she works with the Georgia Southern lab school on campus, her favorite children's books and her passion for literacy, and why she is … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Alice Hall

Member Spotlight – Angel Watts

GAYC member Angel Watts is an Early Care and Education Specialist at Quality Care for Children. She has shared her thoughts about the ECE field, her experiences from being a teacher to helping programs become Quality Rated, the story of how Kaleb helped her learn about documenting children's learning, her favorite cihldren's book, and why she is a … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Angel Watts

Let’s go shopping in the exhibit hall!

Are you getting excited about the 2015 GAYC conference? In addition to fantastic learning sessions on both days, we have 25 confirmed exhibitors, and several more still planning to come. See who's exhibiting and check out their websites in advance on the Conference Exhibitors page. Get ready to shop, and plan to check out the … Continue reading Let’s go shopping in the exhibit hall!

Conference registration now open!

Registration for the 2015 Together for Children conference is now available. Go to the online registration form to sign up. Highlights of this year's conference include the following Tours of the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center Silent auction Exhibit hall with more than 20 educational vendors Awards recognition ceremony on Friday evening Exciting, active sessions in … Continue reading Conference registration now open!

What’s Your Passion in ECE?

The Georgia Association on Young Children wants to know -- what's your passion in early care and education? Some attendees at the 2014 GAYC share what they're passionate about in this video. What's your passion? Be sure to save the date for the 2015 GAYC Conference on September 25 and 26 at our new location, … Continue reading What’s Your Passion in ECE?

Save the Date — Together for Children Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2015 GAYC Annual Conference, to be held September 25 and 26 at a new location: the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College (just a few miles down the road from the Gwinnett Center). Conference highlights include Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced training Awards ceremony Tours of the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. … Continue reading Save the Date — Together for Children Conference

Raising the Bar at GAYC

As the GAYC team, it is our responsibility to ensure that multiple opportunities exist to connect with early childhood professionals who share your passion for developing and investing in children, families and communities.  These opportunities must be fun, dynamic, enriching and make a sustainable difference for the quality of services that they are experiencing.  Shaping … Continue reading Raising the Bar at GAYC

GAYC Quality Service Awards 2014 – Nominations Now Being Accepted

We all know and work with special individuals whose tireless efforts continue to increase the quality of education for Georgia's young children. They are committed, enthusiastic leaders working hard to advance the field and give young children the best possible start. Who do you know that deserves to be honored for their efforts? Each year … Continue reading GAYC Quality Service Awards 2014 – Nominations Now Being Accepted

GAYC’s 48th Annual Conference: Call For Proposal Now Available!

GAYC's 48th annual conference brings together more than 3,000 early childhood professionals from around the state for three days of professional development, learning, and networking. This year’s conference theme, Raising the Bar, offers an exciting opportunity to provide a wide variety of learning focusing on the importance of elevating our teaching strategies through best practices in … Continue reading GAYC’s 48th Annual Conference: Call For Proposal Now Available!