Georgia's Early Care and Education Professional Development System encourages and supports continuous learning through academic pursuit, training, technical assistance, and mentoring to develop and maintain a skilled early education workforce. This commitment is reflected through major investments in teacher preparation and career advancement, ongoing professional learning opportunities, and through strategies designed to reduce workforce turnover.
Supports for Early Educators in Georgia include:
We encourage you to consider your professional development and take advantage of DECAL Scholars. To learn more about our newest program, AWARDS for Early Educators and recent SCHOLARSHIPS and INCENTIVES program enhancements, select the appropriate program from the menu on the left.
Click on each of the faces at the top right to hear testimonials of how the DECAL Scholars programs have helped these Early Childhood Education professionals achieve their career goals.
Click here to read about August 1, 2015 policy updates to DECAL Scholars.