You can earn a big award for increasing your education in the ECE field. To be eligible, you must complete a higher ECE credential or degree.
AWARDS for Early Educators is a federally-funded program with 3 levels of awards. Eligible applicants can receive a single payment award for earning a higher credential or degree.
AWARDS for Early Educators are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Don’t delay in increasing your education and applying for the award. You must have earned an ECE credential or degree in the past 12 months, work in an eligible ECE job and work setting, and be with your current employer for six months. See the FAQ below for details. AWARDS for Early Educators is administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.