Scholarships Available for Child Care & Education Staff

Information Sessions to be held at OFTC March 28th

Oconee Fall Line Technical College will host a ‘Bright from the Start’ information session to share about scholarship opportunities available for those who are employed in and are taking classes in the early childhood care and education setting, Tuesday, March 28.

‪Bright from the Start, Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. The DECAL Scholars program aims to support and reward Early Care and Education staff as they increase their education. Child Care and Education staff can earn up to 80% tuition assistance, initiative cash bonuses of $1,500 toward a Technical Certificate of Credit, $2,000 towards a Diploma and $3,000 toward an Associate degree, and incentives up to $1,500 for continuing their education.  Learn more about the DECAL Scholars program by attending one of these information sessions:

‪March 28         OFTC South Campus in Dublin, GA.                Room 309       WR Stewart Building 11:00 a.m.

‪March 28         OFTC North Campus in Sandersville, GA.      Room 212       Main Building 1:30 p.m.

‪March 28         OFTC South Campus in Dublin GA.                 Room 309       WR Stewart Building 5:00 p.m.

‪You can find more information about the DECAL Scholars program by visiting and download an application or apply online. For more information about the session or courses in Early Child Care and Education courses at OFTC call Gail Clark at 478-274-7799 or Carla Hutchings at 478-240-5164.