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Look Again Application packages for new and returning providers of Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the 2016-2017 school year are now posted here.

Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016, at 5:00 PM EDT.
CCDF Plan A draft of Georgia's 2016-2018 Georgia's Child Care Development Fund State Plan is posted for public comment. For more information, click here.
Early Learning Challenge Stock Image A positive learning climate means that when children go to school, they feel safe, supported, respected, and they clearly understand what is expected of them. DECAL and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign have produced these new resources to educate childcare and school staff about embracing a new way of looking at behavior and discipline. Watch videos here.


Applications to Provide Georgia’s Pre-K Program Now Available

Deadline for Submitting Applications is April 22, 2016, at 5:00 PM

Zoo Atlanta Celebrates Georgia’s Pre-K Program

Celebration, observed March 28 – April 1, includes discount admission for Pre-K Classes Plus Special Shows and Activities

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and City of Atlanta’s Department of Recreation Celebrate National CACFP Week

DECAL and City of Atlanta stress importance of nutritious food served during Afterschool Programs

State Awards Family Engagement Grants to Five Georgia Early Care and Education Organizations

Grants Provide Resources to Support Families of Georgia’s Youngest Learners

Deal: Study finds Georgia Pre-K 'significantly improves' student readiness

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that students in Georgia’s Pre-K program show educational improvement in key areas and progress at a greater rate while participating in the program, according to a recent study.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission FAQ for Teachers

Georgia Professional Standards Commission FAQ for Teachers is designed to help Pre-K teachers understand the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification process.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission FAQ for Directors

Georgia Professional Standards Commission FAQ for Directors is designed to help Pre-K Project Directors understand the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification process.

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grantees in Georgia

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantees in Georgia can now access a webinar, originally webcast on May 18, 2015, that will explain the policies, procedures, and requirements for leveraging subsidies from the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program to serve eligible infants, toddlers, and their families. The webinar is a resource to help inform grantees of the supports available to them and how to access and optimize those supports.

The Georgia Head Start Association (GHSA) has updated their Strategic Plan May 2015.

The plan was based on the results of the annual GHSA needs assessment . Click title to retrieve the plan.

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