Public Meeting to Discuss American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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The Georgia State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care will hold a public meeting to discuss its application for the federal state advisory council grant fund:

March 3, 2010
4 p.m.
Clayton State University

Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education (Building 11) Room 203
2000 Clayton State Blvd. • Morrow, GA 30260

The federal Head Start law requires each state to have an advisory council to address a range of important early childhood issues. Gov. Sonny Perdue responded to that requirement in September when he issued an executive order creating the Georgia State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act provided nearly $3.5 million to Georgia to help the Council begin its work. However, to access those funds, Georgia must prepare an application detailing how it plans to use the money to improve outcomes for young children.

“Council members are eager to hear what the public has to say,” said Gaye Morris Smith, Georgia Family Connection Partnership executive director. “This Council’s goal is to exceed minimal compliance with federal law, and to design a thoughtful system of early education and care that supports Georgia’s parents.”

Download the Early Learning Grant Application.

Download an ARRA Early Learning Grant Application public meeting notice.

Directions to Clayton State University

The Council will meet on March 25 to consider changes to the application and public feedback, before filing its application for federal funds.

For more information go to

William Valladares
Communications Coordinator

404-527-7394 (x114)

Cecelia Dorsey
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
Bright from the Start
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning