Register for the GAYC conference!

  Registration for the 2016 GAYC conference is now available online. Come help us celebrate GAYC's 50th anniversary at the conference. Don't miss the fun and learning — go to the conference registration page to sign up.  

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

Athens Tech students celebrate Week of the Young Child

Students and faculty in the ECE program at Athens Technical College celebrated Week of the Young Child with a variety of events. They served pizza and played music on Monday, April 11 ("Music Monday"), celebrated "Taco Tuesday on Tuesday, April 12, and picked up trash around the building in honor of "Work Together Wednesday" on … Continue reading Athens Tech students celebrate Week of the Young Child

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

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

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

A Child’s First 2,000 Days Matter!

Did you know that there are only about 2,000 days between a baby's birth and the day that child starts kindergarten? And so much happens during those 2,000 days to prepare the child for elementary school and later life. Children need the experiences that will help them develop well-connected brain architecture, good health, and social-emotional skills. … Continue reading A Child’s First 2,000 Days Matter!

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!