In addition to professional development opportunities, GAYC has a variety of resources for individuals interested in supporting the education of young children in Georgia.
Advancing Careers is GAYC’s initiative to help early childhood professionals make career choices, advance their education, build an effective resumé, and become a more effective early childhood trainer. To learn more, go to the Advancing Careers page.
EducatorBridge is a job-seeking site that connects ECE employers with qualified educators and staff personnel to meet their unique needs. Job-seekers can find great employees with qualifications and experience in early childhood education, and job-seekers can find a position that fits their needs, skills, and interests. EducatorBridge is sponsored by GAYC.
This collection of links to Georgia and national organizations and resources may be useful for early childhood professionals who educate and support young children. Go to the Links page to learn more.
Both GAYC and NAEYC have created position statements to guide practice and policy in early childhood education, based on current research. Go to the Position Statements page to view and download specific position statements.
Quality Service Awards
GAYC Quality Service awards honor outstanding individuals in early childhood education, as well as outstanding programs that educate young children. Check out the Awards and Scholarships page for information on award categories and nomination procedures, and learn more about other scholarship and award opportunities in early childhood education.
Strengthening Families Georgia
Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) is a multi-disciplinary partnership of national, state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. To learn more about SFG and the protective factors, go to the Strengthening Families Georgia page.
Students in ECE and child development programs have their own special needs and interests. The Student Resources section connects students to information and networks to help them learn how to be outstanding educators for children birth through age 8. Check out the information in the Student Resources section.
Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally as a way to recognize young children and the adults who nurture and educate them. Georgia celebrates April as Month of the Young Child. Learn more on the Week of the Young Child page.