Good Day Everyone, I am excited to inform you about Round 4 of the Child Care Expansion Grant that is currently being offered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). This funding opportunity offers incentive packages up to $100,000 to reach children ages 0… Read more »
Educator Bridge is a new service brought to early learning professionals and employers in Georgia and powered by Georgia Association on Young Children. This subscription-based online service allows employers and potential employees to connect. The service should be enticing to employers who, often, find themselves stuck somewhere between struggling to get enough qualified applicants in… Read more »
Whether you are a parent, teacher, administrator, owner or advocate, you may want to catch up on the new Criminal Records Check (CRC) procedures from DECAL that went into effect this month. The changes affect: Applications Support Centers Exempt programs Students-in-Training And much more! Visit DECAL’s website for more details.
If you haven’t heard already, DECAL SCHOLARS is offering bonuses to early learning professionals who have earned certain ECE credentials or degrees within the past 12 months or who will earn the credential or degree by June 30, 2017. Along with SCHOLARSHIPS and INCENTIVES, AWARDS demonstrates the state’s commitment to show appreciation for and support… Read more »
According to the recently published summary, Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia, child care holds a very important part in the state’s economy. Among the many facts and figures presented, the following stand out: “…the early care and education industry generated $4.7 billion dollars of economic activity in the state… Read more »
Recently, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning sent out an email to Directors and Providers about this opportunity they are sponsoring. This free 15-credit hour training is being conducted by Georgia State University Best Practices Training at locations throughout the state. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your administration… Read more »