What does GA decal stand for?
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. For more information, go to www.decal.ga.gov.
What is a GaPDS?
The GaPDS. Gives all Georgia Early Care and Education Professionals a profile that keeps job history, diplomas and certificates on file forever. Gives teachers and directors an easy way to update their credentials and degrees. Has one place to search for and register you and your staff for training.
How do I get a GaPDS number?
Go to https://gapds.decal.ga.gov. Click the Login/Register button. 3. Click “Create new account for GaPDS.” 4.
What is a GaPDS number?
If you need general help with your account or have questions about training, please contact the GaPDS Support Staff in one of the following ways: If calling within the metro Atlanta Area or from another state: 404-267-2760. If calling within Georgia, but outside of metro Atlanta: 1-888-92-GAPDS (42737)
How do I get my CDA in Georgia?
To complete the CDA credentialing process you must:
- Meet all eligibility and training requirements.
- Purchase a CDA Competency Standards book in the setting of your work with children.
- Complete the documentation collection: Professional Portfolio, Family Questionnaires.
- Submit a completed CDA application with full payment.
What is CDA teacher?
CDA actually stands for Child Development Associate. The CDA Credential is a way of helping make childcare and early childhood professionals stand out before they have their degree. It requires 120 hours of professional development along with a portfolio.
Who is the commissioner of decal?
Amy M. Jacobs
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Amy M. Jacobs is commissioner of Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the agency responsible for helping meet the early child care and education needs of hundreds of thousands of Georgia’s children and their families.
Is Pre-K mandatory in GA?
Georgia’s Pre-K is a free, state-funded program for four-year-olds. The Georgia Pre-K Program provides a 6.5-hour instructional day, 5 days a week, 180 days a year at no cost to families. Pre-K is voluntary, not compulsory.