Just as children depend on their “village,” early educators rely on partners for resources, training, and other critical supports. This community is key to staying on the road to success.

On Friday, April 26th, join us as we hit the road to explore some of Metro Atlanta’s most innovative early care and learning sites. Together, we’ll learn about their ecosystem of supports, including health care services, literacy intervention programs, facility improvement grantors like PAACT: Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive, and more. We’ll discover how providers use these integral community connections to build and maintain high-quality early learning environments.

We’ll meet at the GEEARS office on Friday morning, have breakfast and lunch on the bus, and then return to GEEARS’ offices so you can pick up your cars and go home for the evening.

On Saturday morning, you’ll meet us at the Building Babies Brains Impact Lab conference in Gwinnett to see how that event connects child care programs to relevant resources. We’ll guide you through some dedicated GEEARS Bus Tour-related sessions as well.

Tickets are $30, and they are limited, so snap up your spot soon. Your registration fee covers your seat on the bus, meals, and ticket to the Building Babies Brains conference.

We hope to see you on the tour!


Who should join us?

Leaders and supporters of child care centers and/or early elementary schools across Georgia who are curious to learn from the examples of others connecting these systems serving young children. Including…

  • Preschool to Third Grade (P-3) Leaders Fellowship participants (alumni & current fellows)
  • Child Care program administrators (i.e., providers large and small)
  • Early childhood education professional association leaders (i.e., PFCCGA, GAEYC)
  • Early care and learning local and state administrators (i.e., DECAL employees regional and state)
  • Local and state officials (i.e., city council members, members of the Board of Education, legislators, etc.)
  • School district administrators 
  • Elementary school leaders (i.e., principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, department chairs, and early learning experts)
  • Professionals associated with child-serving entities interested in learning more about the preschool to third-grade continuum

Basic Itinerary

Friday, April 26, 2024, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Meet at GEEARS’ office located at 3400 Peachtree Road NE. Atlanta, GA 30326.

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet at Gwinnett’s Building Babies’ Brains Impact Lab Conference (Location TBA)


Contact Greg Barrett, Senior Manager of Leadership & Learning for GEEARS, .