The Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) strongly supports the accreditation process offered by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for programs serving children birth through five years of age. Quality early care and education is essential for the future success of Georgia ’s children. GAYC recognizes NAEYC Accreditation as an outstanding measurement of quality for early childhood programs. NAEYC accreditation can assist Georgia in improving the quality of early care and education. To learn more about NAEYC Accreditation or to access resources to assist your program as you pursue NAEYC Accreditation, please click on the links and files of interest below.
General Information about NAEYC Accreditation:
GAYC Services to Support NAEYC Accreditation:
- 30-hour GAYC Institute on NAEYC Accreditation offered annually. The next Institute will be April 8-12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Download a registration form in the Files of Interest section below.
Accreditation Facilitation Project. GAYC offers Technical Assistance centers throughout the state to help programs improve quality and strive for NAEYC Accreditation. Call 404-222-0014 or 800-865-4326 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on technical assistance services and how to apply. GAYC keeps a waiting list for licensed centers.
Strategic Planning for Success: A Leadership Development Seminar. January 24, 2013 at Quality Care for Children, Atlanta, GA. 8:30 am -3:30 pm. This GAYC seminar is for centers who want to facilitate change in their programs, develop staff coaching and mentoring skills and improve program quality. The seminar is especially helpful to those centers who are pursuing NAEYC accreditation, are in renewal, or who are thinking about accreditation. The seminar is open to all center directors and management staff. Contact Linda Travers at 404-222-0014 or email@example.com.
- The GAYC Together for Children Conference highlights NAEYC Accreditation by offering accreditation sessions and honoring programs in Georgia who have received NAEYC Accreditation in the past year at our Awards Banquet. Attend the next GAYC Together for Children Conference on October 11-12, 2013 in Duluth, GA
- Advancing Careers through Education and Training offers free career advisement and education for teachers and administrators seeking to further their education. Call us at 888-405-2238 or visit the Advancing Careers webpage at http://www.gayconline.org/
- Downloadable Flyers regarding NAEYC Accreditation. Scroll down to the Files of Interest section to download each of these documents.
Resources for Programs Pursuing NAEYC Accreditation: