During the week leading up to Thanksgiving you are probably blasted with emails, texts and posts about Black Friday deals. And let’s not forget that this is promptly followed by Cyber Monday!  Well, in recent years we have an entirely new day focused solely on giving. It’s called #GivingTuesday; a national online movement that encourages individuals to set aside a day for charitable giving. #GivingTuesday takes place this year on December 2, 2014.

According to a position statement by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, “it is increasingly clear that the teachers and caregivers who bring specialized knowledge and skills to their work are the best prepared to provide high-quality services to young children and their families.” As the Georgia affiliate of NAEYC, GAYC proudly supports our goal to promote professional development within the field of early care and education.  This year we invite you to not only support GAYC, but to become part of this global movement to help improve the state of education in our own communities.

This #GivingTuesday, GAYC is asking you to help support training scholarships and NAEYC/GAYC/SECA memberships for educators in need.  Donations at any level help!  Click here to donate now.  Your donations will help fund the following programs:

  • Scholarships for Early Childhood Education teachers and trainers in need of professional development. (Starting at $35 you can help 1 teacher receive a 6 hour training worth up to 6 BFTS credit hours.)
  • Memberships for NAEYC/GAYC/SECA ECE professionals. (A regular membership costs $77 and includes journals from NAEYC and SECA, discounts on publications and training conferences as well as many networking opportunities.)
  • Scholarships to GAYC’s Annual “Together for Children” Conference. ($115 covers a 2-Day Registration for non GAYC members.)Always your cheerleader signature

We are excited to be a part of this year’s #GivingTuesday deeds to help prepare our educators and support our children so that they too can be the leading face of the generations to come!

“No person was ever honored for what he received.

Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”— Calvin Coolidge, Former U.S. President