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!

DECAL Releases Economic Impact Study of ECE

Do you know the significance of the number 337,024? How about $4.7 billion? What if we told you that both of those numbers were related to the early care and education industry in Georgia and the impact we make every day in our local economy? Find out about how we are impacting not only the families … Continue reading DECAL Releases Economic Impact Study of ECE

Last Call! Nominate someone for the 2015 Quality Service Awards

Know an outstanding ECE professional or program that deserves recognition? There are just a few more days left to nominate them for the 2015 Quality Service Awards. Please think of your colleagues and co-workers who deserve recognition, and nominate them for an award. Award winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday evening, September 25 … Continue reading Last Call! Nominate someone for the 2015 Quality Service Awards

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

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?

GAYC President-Elect Courtney May Named an “Exceptional Emerging Leader” of 2015

Courtney May, the director of the new Suzuki School at Ponce City Market and GAYC's new President-Elect, has been named an Exceptional Emerging Leader for 2015 by Child Care Exchange. Congratulations, Courtney — we're proud to have you as a leader of GAYC as well. To learn more about Courtney and her leadership in ECE, check … Continue reading GAYC President-Elect Courtney May Named an “Exceptional Emerging Leader” of 2015