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

Check out the new Strengthening Families Georgia website

Have you heard about Strengthening Families Georgia? It's a partnership to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by helping ECE programs embed five protective factors into their work with children and families. Strengthening Families Georgia has a new website with information, trainings, newsletters, and much more. Be sure to check it out, and … Continue reading Check out the new Strengthening Families Georgia website

GAYC Participates in 4th Annual Legislative Reception

On February 27th, 2014 Voices for Georgia’s Children and 24 partner organizations celebrated the 4th Annual Legislative Reception honoring Georgia’s Leadership for Young Children and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Attendees heard remarks from Governor Deal, First Lady Deal, DECAL Commissioner Bobby Cagle and the Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s … Continue reading GAYC Participates in 4th Annual Legislative Reception

Submit Your April Events to the Month of the Young Child Calendar

GAYC and numerous other organizations are preparing for their April 2014 Month of the Young Child celebrations and events. Week of the Young Child is April 6-12, 2014, but Georgia celebrates the entire month of April as Month of the Young Child. GAYC would like to share your organization's events with the entire community of GAYC members, … Continue reading Submit Your April Events to the Month of the Young Child Calendar

Strong Start for America’s Children

Don’t miss your last chance to sign our Open Letter to Congress showing your support for the Strong Start Legislation. Only 800 more are needed for us to reach 6,000 signatures! This letter will be presented to Legislators on Monday, December 23 – so please act now! To access the: Strong Start for America's Children … Continue reading Strong Start for America’s Children

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS WANTED- Field Testing New Parent Survey

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is developing a new assessment tool to measure parents’ perceptions of their strengths and is looking for individuals to help test the technical adequacy and usefulness of the instrument. Information provided by this new tool can be used in designing, implementing and monitoring effective service plans, … Continue reading PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS WANTED- Field Testing New Parent Survey

Effects of economic insecurity on children

According to a new report from the Urban Institute,  the rate of child poverty increased from 18% in 2007 to 22% in 2010. The report, written by Lisa Dubay and Elena Zarabozo, documents how many children in the U.S. are living in economically insecure families, how economic insecurity changed between 2007 and 2010, and which children were … Continue reading Effects of economic insecurity on children

NAEYC’s For Families Website Is an Award Finalist

The NAEYC For Families site is one of three finalists for an OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) Award for Web Site Excellence in the Reference, Education category! The OMMA Awards celebrate the year's most innovative and brilliant online advertising creative, campaigns, and web sites across 67 categories within three disciplines. In 2006, the OMMA Awards were created … Continue reading NAEYC’s For Families Website Is an Award Finalist