Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is seeking nominations for Georgia’s Pre-K Program Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. DECAL will select a winner from a local public school system and a winner from a private child care center. The nomination can come from a Georgia’s Pre-K Project Director or a Pre-K teacher, but the nominated teacher must complete a teacher information page and respond to questions on the application.
“Now in its 23rd year, Georgia’s Pre-K Program is nationally recognized as an exemplary early childhood education program for four year olds that significantly impacts school readiness skills in language, literacy, and math,” said DECAL Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs. “The program’s success can be attributed directly to the outstanding Pre-K teachers and assistants who implement this program daily. This is a small way for us to recognize their efforts.”
The application for Pre-K Teacher of the Year is available on the home page of the DECAL website at www.decal.ga.gov. Completed applications must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2016. Finalists will be announced in May, 2016, with the winners announced in the early fall.