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:

  • Educational Counseling
  • AWARDS for Early Educators



We encourage you to consider your professional development and take advantage of DECAL Scholars. To learn more or if you have any questions about your options in pursuing higher education, please call 770-642-6722 or 1-800-227-3410 (toll free) for free Educational Counseling.