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 the Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) recognizes individuals who have made a significant difference in the lives of children ages birth through third grade in the state of Georgia. GAYC has developed fourteen award categories to acknowledge all spheres of influence in early care and education.  Included is a description of each award and the criteria for nomination. I hope you will take the time to review the awards and nominate a person or persons you know who deserve recognition for their contribution to early care and education in Georgia. Click here to download the awards criteria and nomination form.  Winners are selected by the GAYC Scholarships & Awards Committee.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 6, 2014. Award winners will be featured in the GAYC conference program. The winner of all categories will be recognized at the GAYC Conference Banquet in September.