Georgiaís Pre-K Program
To ensure that Georgiaís
Pre-K Program continues to offer quality preschool education and
follows national research and trends, Bright from the Start will begin
implementing changes in the credential requirement for Assistant Teachers.
Beginning with the
Any ONE of the credentials/degrees listed below will meet the new credential requirement.
Academic Credentials or Degrees
New hires for the 2008 2009 school year will be required to hold a Child Development Associate (CDA) or higher credential or be eligible for a waiver at the time of application for employment. To qualify for a waiver, a new applicant must be currently in the process of obtaining an appropriate ECE credential or degree.
Returning Pre-K Assistant Teachers who do not currently hold any of the above credentials/degrees will NOT be required to apply for a waiver. Bright from the Start will allow current Assistant Teachers to enroll in eligible programs of study leading to the award of one of the above ECE credentials or degree. All Pre-K Assistant Teachers must have earned a CDA or higher degree by the 2010-2011 school year.
2008 - 2009: New credential requirement in place
2009 - 2010: Continue pursuing new credential
2010 - 2011: All Assistant Teachers must have the required credential by the end of the school year.
For questions concerning credentialing, please direct all questions to Bright from the Start Pre-K at 404-651-7422 or 404-657-5576.
For questions concerning Early Childcare and Education programs at any of Georgiaís Technical Colleges, please contact: