GEEARS is focused on leading and convening powerful early childhood initiatives that create public awareness while sustaining positive change.

Some of the initiatives we are currently leading are:

First 2000 Days

There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten. GEEARS is leading a statewide public awareness campaign to spread the message about the importance of a child’s first 2,000 days of life. We are continuously seeking new partners, champions, and supporters. #GAFirst2KDays 

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Frontiers of Innovation (FOI)

Applying the latest knowledge about how the process of healthy development unfolds, how it can be derailed by adversity, and how to get it back on track.

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Leadership Academy for Better Brains (LABB)

The Leadership Academy for Better Brains (LABB) serves as an umbrella initiative for convening emerging leaders, providing training and support, and continuing our public education efforts. The initiatives that fall under the LABB offer innovative opportunities for GEEARS to convene and engage community members through collaborative methods to make our vision a reality. 

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Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club (MSRC) is a program that promotes literacy skills and vocabulary enrichment in children ages birth through eight and their families.

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Talk With Me Baby @ Work

Talk With Me Baby @ Work is a joint initiative of GEEARS and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School. In collaboration with businesses, community volunteers, and places of worship, this program provides parents and caregivers with tools and strategies to support children’s early brain and language development and build a strong foundation for future learning.

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