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The sixth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 3 -7, 2016.  This week long celebration of Georgia’s Pre-K Program and other quality early childhood education centers is designed to engage lawmakers and civic leaders in visiting classrooms in their communities to build public awareness for early learning from birth to third grade.  Voices… Read more »

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If art is all about process, why limit creativity by limiting the tools? Add an innovative twist to your next painting project by omitting the store-bought paintbrushes. On an outdoor table, provide paint, paper, and clothespins. Demonstrate how clipping a flower, leaf, or bunch of grass in a clothespin instantly produces a natural paintbrush. Then… Read more »

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Did you know that Augusta University and Education to Go have partnered to offer early learning professionals an online, self-paced CDA? From the course home page:  “Through this convenient, affordable program, designed especially for working adult students, you will earn the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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According to his Forbes.com article, Dan Diamond writes that about 40% of Americans make resolutions; yet, a study at the University of Scranton found that only about 8% of these people actually achieve their resolutions.  In the article, Diamond notes that the following types of resolutions are the ones most easily achieved: Simple Tangible Shared… Read more »

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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 »

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Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him… Read more »

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