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 and month of hire. Eligible applicants who were hired between December and May will receive an annual summer payment. Eligible applicants who were hired between June and November will receive an annual winter payment.
Incentives Payments Amounts
Year 1- 3 at same employer: $1,500 paid annually
Four or more years 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, the application, and all required documents.
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
INCENTIVES is administered by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.