Helping Children Make Sense of Scary News

Are you concerned about what your child is thinking about the recent events in Charleston, South Carolina?  Children can feel stress and concern for their well-being.  The American Psychological Association says that “Intense or prolonged exposure to the event, including geographic proximity” and “television exposure following the event, even if the child was not directly affected” … Continue reading Helping Children Make Sense of Scary News

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

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

Disability Day at the Georgia Capitol

Disability Day at the Capitol was a great success!  Over 2,000 citizens with and without disabilities gathered in a community rally to make their voices heard and to promote access, opportunity and meaningful community living for all Georgians, including young children with disabilities and their families.

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

Children’s Day at the Capitol 2014

Ayanna Hawkins, Vice President for Program and Professional Development, represented GAYC at Children’s Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 23. The event, sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children, was a chance for organizations with an interest in public policy for children to make connections with each other and share ideas. Thanks, Ayanna!

NAEYC Children’s Champions Federal Funding ALERT

The federal government shutdown. We know that many early childhood providers and other services that children and families receive have had funding cuts from sequestration, and now have the added blow of cuts to programs or furloughs of important governmental staff as a result of the federal government shutdown. Twenty-three Head Start programs did not … Continue reading NAEYC Children’s Champions Federal Funding ALERT

Preliminary Conference Program Now Available

The preliminary conference program is now available, and chock-full of information to help you plan your conference experience. Some of the highlights of the preliminary program include Information about the keynote Descriptions of sessions and advanced institute tracks Exhibitors signed up so far Hotel information Food options for conference attendees The First Time Attendees' Scavenger … Continue reading Preliminary Conference Program Now Available

Book authors answer your questions about DAP in Kindergarten July 15 – 19

Are you wondering what Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) looks like in Kindergarten? Do you have specific questions about how to meet core educational standards for kindergarten while also ensuring that your program is developmentally appropriate? Eva Phillips and Amy Scrinzi, authors of the NAEYC book Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teacher of … Continue reading Book authors answer your questions about DAP in Kindergarten July 15 – 19