2013 IS OUR 55TH YEAR OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN
Georgia Preschool Association
Georgia Preschool Association is a non-profit organization actively committed to promoting quality care and education for children eight years and under.
The Georgia Preschool Association was founded in 1958. The first annual meeting was attended by 111 preschool teachers. Presently we serve over 1650 members throughout the state of Georgia.
The President's Corner
Happy Fall everyone! I hope that you’ve all had a smooth and easy start to your school year! It always seems to take a few weeks until all of the children, parents, and staff members are in the routine of school again (or for the first time for some of them!). By now hopefully everyone is calm and enjoying each day. I want to thank everyone who came to the first annual conference at Jekyll Island! We had a great time and I hope that all of you who attended enjoyed being at the beach and learning a lot of new information to take home and put into practice from our wonderful keynote speaker, Shawn Brown, and the workshop presenters. We’ll let you know when we’ve set the date for next year!
Safety and security seem to be on our minds a lot now. The events in the news have made us more aware of our responsibility to keep our children and staff members safe while they are in school. Some of you have already had security in place to control the access to your preschool and others are getting it in place so no one can just walk into the school. Besides that we are having lock down drills along with our other emergency drills so everyone knows what to do in case there is a situation.
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Save the Date!
February 28 & March 1, 2014
"It's All Good!" - Our theme for the upcoming 2014 Georgia Preschool Conference is reflective of our keynote speaker, Eric Litwin, author of the "Pete the Cat" book series, will delight us with the opening session of our 2014 Conference. You will be enlightened by "Dr. Bill" DeMeo as he helps with ways to deal with challenging behavior. Feeling a little creative? Get those creative juices flowing with "Fun Science," "Even You can Write a Song!," "On Beyond, 'What Color is This?,'" "Baby Arts Play," "The Intermingled Curriculum," or "Run, run, as Fast as you Can: Not your Ordinary Gingerbread Man."