Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive (PAACT) is a citywide alliance working to ensure high-quality early learning opportunities and the healthy development of Atlanta’s youngest citizens.


The Origin of PAACT:

PAACT was born from a leadership council convened by GEEARS in 2018. The Atlanta Early Education Leadership Council (AEELC) consisted of leaders from both public and private sectors including local government, state agencies, business, faith, health, philanthropic, and early education communities. By bringing this group together we developed a shared vision, bold yet actionable strategies, and the funding and citywide commitment needed to sustain this work to ensure that all children in Atlanta have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


To create a citywide alliance focused on improving outcomes for children ages 0-to-5 years old who grow up in Atlanta.


Families in the City of Atlanta have what they need to ensure that all children starting at birth are healthy, learning and developing so that they enter school ready for success, thrive once in school, and are prepared to reach their full potential as citizens of our city.

View the EdCounsel 2016 Report that served as preliminary document for this initiative.