Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

GEEARS is a nonprofit organization operating to inspire and provide leadership for a statewide movement on quality early learning and healthy development for all children ages birth through five.

GEEARS was established in 2010 to help business, civic and government leaders maximize the economic return on the state’s investments in early care and learning.

Check out GEEARS’ One Pager to learn more about how we advocate for Georgia’s youngest children.

Our Mission

To support high-quality early learning and healthy development for Georgia’s youngest children, from birth to five, by championing policies, promoting innovative and evidence-based practices, and building public will.

Our Vision

All Georgia students will enter kindergarten prepared to succeed and on a path to read to learn by third grade.

Our History

GEEARS is an independent successor group to the United Way’s Early Education Commission chaired by Dennis Lockhart, the Head of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, the President Emerita of Spelman College.

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