The second state organization that I chose is Georgia Association on Young Children. I chose this organization because their vision is a world in which all young children have the learning opportunities they need for healthy development, supported by early childhood educators who have the education, financial support, and the recognition of their community. The Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) supports the education and development of Georgia’s young children ages birth – 8. GAYC is the Georgia affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association. I love the idea of having a local group that can advocate for our children. I didn’t see any employment opportunities. However, they have several opportunities to volunteer. I would love to volunteer someday to get more involved in the policies that affect the children in my state.
The third state organization that I chose to explore was Strengthening Families Georgia. I chose this organization because their vision is to make sure all families with children birth through age five in Georgia have the resources and support necessary for a meaningful and successful life. This is very important. One of their key goals is to help decision-makers understand the importance of supporting all families. I didn’t see any employment opportunities at this time.