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Your source for news and information from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. You will hear from Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs and special guests to give you an update on all things DECAL.

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Your source for news and information from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. You will hear from Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs and special guests to give you an update on all things DECAL.

    Episode 18 - Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health

    Episode 18 - Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health

    Something new and exciting is coming to the School of Public Health at Georgia State University here in Atlanta.  The research center known as the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development has been chosen as the future home for the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health.   Joining us to talk about plans for the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health is Laura Lucas, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Director here at DECAL; Callan Wells is Health Policy Manager for GEEARS: The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; Dr. Kathleen Baggett serves on the leadership team for the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health at Georgia State University; and Kathy Bragg and Dr. Trasie Topple serve as Board Co-Presidents for the Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health.  
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    • 31 min
    Episode 16 - Georgia's Pre-K Program Specialist of the Day

    Episode 16 - Georgia's Pre-K Program Specialist of the Day

    Now in its twenty-ninth year, Georgia’s Pre-K Program has more than 3,700 classes serving over 73,000 students statewide.  Those classrooms are served by 36 Pre-K specialists on a daily basis.  But who do you contact if you’re a teacher, director, parent, or the general public with a question or concern about Georgia’s Pre-K Program?  Here to talk about the Pre-K Specialist of the Day program is Jennifer McCreary, one of our Regional Managers for Georgia’s Pre-K Program.  
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    • 29 min
    Episode 17 - POWER Payments Round 2

    Episode 17 - POWER Payments Round 2

    Starting January 18, applications are open for Round 2 of our $1,000 POWER Supplemental Payments.  POWER stands for Providing Our Workforce Essential Recognition.  You might remember we did this last spring and summer and now they’re back for 2022…$1,000 bonus payments to some 35,000 early learning professionals and staff here in Georgia.  The bonuses are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Joining us to talk about POWER supplemental payments Round 2 is Christi Moore, Director of Professional Learning here at DECAL; and Barb McWethy is Workforce Support Manager.  
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    • 27 min
    Episode 15 - Day in the Life of Rachael Lee

    Episode 15 - Day in the Life of Rachael Lee

    Recently we surveyed our DECAL team on topics they would like to hear featured here on DECAL Download.  One of the suggestions was to launch a new feature called “A Day in the Life” where we learn more about a member of the DECAL team and what they do for Georgia’s youngest learners and their families on a daily basis.  Today we’re spending a “Day in the Life” of Rachael Lee, Quality Improvement Supervisor in our Child Care Services Division.  
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    • 32 min
    Episode 14 - DECAL Holiday Special

    Episode 14 - DECAL Holiday Special

    It’s the holiday season and here at DECAL we’re making a list and checking it twice on gift ideas for your youngest learners, nutritious meals and snacks for the holidays, as well as our favorite traditions and New Year’s resolutions for 2022.  Joining us this week to help celebrate the season is Annie Blair, Infant Toddler Specialist; Ann Panzica, Child and Family Development Training Specialist; and LaToya Longshore, Northwest Region Child Care Consultant from CCS to talk about great gift ideas for children birth to five.  DECAL Nutrition Health Educator Diana Meyers is back with tips for navigating through those holiday parties and carbolicious casseroles in the kitchen at Grandma’s.  
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    • 55 min
    Episode 13 - Chat with Commissioner Jacobs

    Episode 13 - Chat with Commissioner Jacobs

    Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs responds to questions from our DECAL team and our followers on social media.
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    • 52 min

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