Friday October 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM EDT
Saturday October 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Gwinnett Technical College- Alpharetta North Fulton Campus
2875 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Jaime Dice, Ph.D. 
Conference and Administrative Coordinator
Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children
Formerly Georgia Association on Young Children 
P.O. Box 49361
Atlanta, GA 30359

Registration is a commitment. 

Refund Policy: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by GAEYC at least seven (7) working days prior to the training. No refunds or credits can be made after that date under any circumstance. If you cannot attend, you may send another participant in your place. Should you choose to cancel your registration, you may receive full credit for another GAEYC training program or a refund minus a $10 handling charge per registration.



Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GAEYC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement for GAEYC, or anyone authorized by GAEYC, to record and use, as GAEYC may desire in its sole and absolute discretion, all recording and reproductions or depictions of such exhibitor’s or attendee’s name, likeness, voice, persona, words, actions, and/or biography, which GAEYC may make, including without limitation, the right for GAEYC, or anyone authorized by GAEYC, to use such recordings, reproductions, or depictions in or in connection with any legitimate purposes, including for advertising, publicity, trade, and editorial purposes, at any time in the future in all media now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world.



GAEYC’s Annual Together for Children Conference brings together early childhood professionals from around the state for three days of professional development, learning, and networking.

We're changing our name from GAYC to GAEYC, but that's not all we're changing.

Exciting New Location!

Alpharetta North Fulton Campus of Gwinnett Technical College

All sessions in one building!

Earn up to 6 Bright From The Start approved credits.

See details of individual, group, and preconference registration below.


To be eligible for the Member rate, you are required to provide your Member ID Number. To obtain your Member ID Number, visit GAEYC.netNAEYC.org or SouthernEarlyChildhood.org.

To be eligible for the Student rate, attendees will be required to upload a copy of their Student ID and evidence of fall registration for classes such as a copy of fall courses with Student ID number. Click here to upload.

Onsite registration will incur a $15 processing fee.

Each person in your group of 10 or more will receive a discount off their Conference Registration fee. For 10 registrants you will receive a $5 per person discount, for 25 a $10 discount per person, for 50 a $15 discount per person, and for 100 a $20 discount per person. Member discounts also apply, and groups may have any combination of members and non-members. To get the Member rate, a Member ID Number for each individual seeking a Member discount is required at registration. Student discounts are not available with group registration.

To qualify, all registrants in the group must be in the same program and all names must be submitted at the same time; only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount, nor will they count toward the group discounted minimum.

No refunds will be issued for a Group Registration. Substitutions will be permitted. To register a group, you will need the following information for each registrant:

Name, Membership status, Member ID Number, email address, the person's primary professional position, and highest level of education.

Payment is accepted by check or credit card. Click here for GAEYC W9.

PRECONFERENCE INSTITUTE                                                                

Critical Conversations: Identifying and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Classrooms

Thursday October 5, 1- 4pm                                                                   

$50 Members

$65 Non-members

Join Dr. Dina C. Walker-DeVose, Assistant Professor in the School of Human Ecology at Georgia Southern University.

The beauty and strength of children is often overshadowed by societal stereotypes and deeply held biases of the professionals charged with their care and education. What are our biases? How do we identify them? Can we hold biases against people who look like us? How do biases impact our work with children? In this session participants will begin the work of uprooting their own biases and planting new seeds of strength, love, and support for all children. 



GAEYC members enjoy significant savings on the cost of registration. In addition, members receive a number of other benefits throughout the year, including subscriptions to print publications from NAEYC and SECA, discounts in NAEYC's online store, member-only sales, discounts to trainings, and more! If you are planning to attend the Annual Conference, we encourage you to join today so that you may save money on registration AND enjoy the benefits of membership for a full year.

Go to GAEYC.net to join.

Your membership will be activated immediately if you pay using a credit card. If you mail your payment, please allow 3 to 6 weeks after your application has been processed to receive your Welcome Packet containing your membership information.