Category Archives: Child Development

Presents the Online Learning Library Initiative (OLLI) Interested in starting a child care program? Need help with behavior and classroom management or intentional teaching practices, etc.? OLLI can help! OLLI houses free Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) approved training courses for Georgia child care providers and trainers covering the following topics: Child Care… Read more »

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It’s the 10th anniversary of the annual event: Georgia Pre-K Week! This year’s event will virtually bring together people from across the state to celebrate the importance of Georgia Pre-K and the lives of the state’s youngest learners. We hope you will join! Register Today! Looking for resources to celebrate #GaPreKWeek? Follow this link for… Read more »

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Did you know that 44 million kids (ages 3-17) have diagnosed anxiety, and 1.9 million have diagnosed depression. Per Feel Your Feels: “Launched in 2020 by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and Voices for Georgia’s Children along with incredible partners, the Free Your Feels campaign helps Georgia’s children, teens, and young adults stay mentally healthy… Read more »

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Are you seeking help with your kids to assist with virtual learning? DECAL has you covered. They are now launching SOLVE (Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education). SOLVE provides financial assistance for families with students enrolled in a Georgia public school system that is only offering a virtual learning model.  These scholarships are used to… Read more »

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$20 ($10 for Members) Interactions to Support Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Aug 22 Featuring Renee Gudermuth, Corporate Field Trainer for Goddard Systems and a certified APT facilitator and trainer for Teaching Strategies, GAEYC Board Member In this training participants will discuss the importance of supporting healthy brain development and its correlation to the response… Read more »

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DECAL Spotlights Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles. “Look Again” Campaign Urges Greater Awareness to Protect Georgia’s Youngest Citizens “For the seventh consecutive year, DECAL is calling for families and caregivers of children to increase awareness of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. This year’s “Look Again” campaign aligns with National Heatstroke Prevention… Read more »

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The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) makes regular updates to its COVID-19 (coronavirus) web page.  Early learning professionals will find current child care guidance and resources.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Governor statements DECAL Commissioner letters FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) Instructions for programs that choose to close or… Read more »

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