Quality care, salary bonus.
Did you know? Staying longer at your job means higher quality care for the children you work with. And, there’s a statewide program that supports this by rewarding eligible Georgia ECE professionals with salary bonuses!
INCENTIVES is an annual salary bonus program that rewards tenure (the length of time you stay at one job). The longer you stay at your job, the more bonus! You can get up to 5 payments for remaining at your current employer!
INCENTIVES will no longer be earned semi-annually, but will be an annual payment based on length of tenure. Eligible applicants with tenure dates between December 2023 and May 2023 will receive an annual summerpayment. Eligible applicants with tenure dates between June 2023 and November 2023 will receive an annual winter payment.
Incentives Payments Amounts
Year 1- 3 at same employer: $1,500 paid annually
Year 4-5 at same employer: $2500 paid annually
What's required? You must have earned an ECE credential or degree in the past 5 years, work in an eligible ECE position and work setting, and have worked with your current employer for at least 12 months. See the FAQ below for details. INCENTIVES is administered by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
INCENTIVES applications must be dated and postmarked between April 3 and June 30 for the summer annual payment OR between September 5 and November 30 for the winter payment