The GAYC Quality Service Awards
The nomination deadline is September 1, 2010 for the GAYC Quality Service Awards to be awarded at the October 8, 2010 Annual Awards Banquet. The Nomination Form for 2010 is now available on the Conference page.
A number of award catgories are available: Advocate, Child Caregiver, Program, Student, Family Child Caregiver, Volunteer, Educator, Early Interventionist, Trainer, Tecnhical Assistance Specialist of the Year and more...Honor that someone special you know!
Please see the nomination critera on the GAYC Conference page.
TYLENOL® & Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation National Child Care Teacher Awards
Presented by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF). This Award recognizes and honors 50 early care teachers. As part of the application process, each applicant is asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits from the project. The winning teachers are selected based on their projects and for their dedication to the children they teach. The winning teachers are selected based on their projects and for their dedication to the children they teach. Each of the 50 winners receives a $1,000 grant: $500 for the project and $500 as a personal stipend. From the 50 selected winners, one will be chosen to receive the Helen Marks Award as Child Care Teacher of the Year Award. The 50 winners are honored at a special ceremony, and transportation, meals and hotel accommodations are provided at no cost to recipients.
2011 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards™ Applications are available the deadline is December 6th, 2010.
To download an application please visit the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation website: http://www.tllccf.org/pr_nccta.php. The direct link to the application can be found at: http://www.tllccf.org/documents/2011TAapp_2008TeacherAwardsApplication.pdf.
Honor Your Favorite Teacher
Visit your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club and nominate your teacher of choice for the 2010 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award! Awards include a $1,000 education grant. For more information on the program log on to www.walmartfoundation.org
SCHOLARSHIPS, INCENTIVES and FIRST
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Administered by Care Solutions, Inc.
SCHOLARSHIPS provides financial Assistance to early care and education professionals who:
- Work in a licensed center, a registered family care or group care home, and
- Work at least 25 hours a week as a teacher/assistant teacher or 40 hours per week as a director/assistant director, and
- Earn less than $14.45 per hour, and
- Enroll in an eligible institution in an approved program of study*
* Eligible institutions are HOPE-eligible, SACS-accredited institutions or any of Georgia’s technical colleges. Approved programs of study include: technical college certificate and diploma programs, and two and four-year degree programs in early childhood education, child development or child care administration. Two year degrees in teacher education or four-year degrees in liberal or general studies with a concentration on education are not eligible.
Applications for SCHOLARSHIPS are accepted throughout the year, but we ask that you apply no earlier than 60 days prior to the term you plan to attend, and after you have applied for traditional financial aid.
INCENTIVES is a statewide supplement program designed to encourage and reward eligible early care and education professionals for earning a credential or degree in the field and for tenure with their employer. Eligible applicants may receive two consecutive awards ranging from $100 - $1,000 per award.
There are two applications periods:
August 15th - October 15th
February 15th - April 15th
For more information on both the SCHOLARSHIPS and the salary supplement INCENTIVES Program, visit: http://www.caresolutions.com/content/page.cfm/183/
FIRST - The Bright from the Start FIRST program awards a one-time $1,200 incentive to individuals who attain their first valid early care and education or school-age credential from an eligible institution in Georgia between September 1, 2009 and July 1, 2011. Eligible credentials are the Child Development Associate (CDA), the Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC), the Technical College Diploma (TCD) and the Associate Degree. For pre-qualification requirements and pre-application, visit www.caresolutions.com or call Care Solutions, Inc. at 770-642-6722 or 800-227-3410.
HOPE Teacher Scholarship Loan
If you love teaching and want to earn an advanced degree, or if you have an undergraduate degree and would like to become a teacher, Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Loan Program may be able to help you pay for your education.
The HOPE Teacher Scholarship Loan Program — a component of the lottery-funded HOPE Program — provides service cancelable loans to individuals seeking advanced education degrees in critical shortage fields of study. You simply repay your loan by teaching in a Georgia public school after earning your advanced degree, saving you money and helping fill the need for qualified professionals in these teaching fields. It's a program that benefits Georgia teachers and every student in their classrooms.
Opportunity: Apply to be a P-12 Teaching Ambassador Fellow in the US Department of Education
Applications for the US Department of Education’s Teaching Ambassador Fellowship are now available online. Teaching Ambassadors are outstanding teachers who have a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and policy insight who work for one year for the US Department of Education, either full-time in Washington, DC or part-time in their home states. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department’s mission by enabling a cadre of outstanding teachers, including early learning teachers, to contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. More information about the program, eligibility, how to apply and other details are available at www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship. Application deadline is January 17, 2011.
For more information, please contact Gillian Cohen-Boyer at 202-401-1259.
The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program through the Department of Education
The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program through the Department of Education (DOE) is designed to improve education for students by involving teachers in the development and implementation of national education policy. The ambassador fellows share expertise and collaborate with policymakers and leaders in the federal government.
Each year the DOE solicits applications February through April for potential Fellows who are currently teaching ages preschool through 12th and have a minimum of five years experience.
Two new program components have been announced for the 2011-2012 Fellowship:
1. The Fellowship is open to teachers in any not-for-profit U.S. school, including not-for-profit private schools or early childhood programs, as well as traditional public, charter, virtual, tribal or Department of Defense run schools.
2. The DOE is adding three Regional Fellow positions and one of the hub areas would be based in Atlanta. Like the Washington Fellowship, these would be full-time positions. Regional Fellows will work closely with Regional Office staff and Classroom Fellows to more systematically reach out to teachers to share information about the Department, hear what teachers in the field have to say, and contribute their expertise and learning to Department program and policy development.
Detailed information is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship/applicant.html. The application is scheduled to be released the week of January 23rd and will close mid-February.