Developing the Social-Emotional Health of Georgia’s Youngest Children discusses the social-emotional health of the state’s youngest children and how the Georgia Infant-Toddler Coalition is advocating to help children experiencing emotional difficulties through early prevention and treatment.
GEEARS staff have presented at a range of local and national conferences and published extensively about early childhood issues in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and local and national media outlets, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Education Week, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Health News, Journal of the National Medical Association, Reading and Writing, Division for Early Childhood, American Educational Research Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Society for Research in Child Development, and many others.
Check out some of GEEARS’ original publications below. Beyond the resources/publications listed below, be sure to check out the GEEARS Readiness Radar, a suite of data and mapping tools that allows users to explore a range of data relevant to early childhood and school readiness in Georgia.
Investing in the Well-Being of Georgia’s Infants and Toddlers explores the needs of Georgia’s infants and toddlers, including child care and mental health, and how the state can invest in their future. The resource brief was developed in partnership with Child Trends.
Women United: Workplace Advancement Business Toolkit offers resources and suggestions for the business community to empower their female employees by supporting the issues that impact working mothers the most. The Toolkit was developed in partnership with the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Opportunities Lost: How Child Care Challenges Affect Georgia’s Workforce and Economy examines how child care challenges influence parents’ participation in the workforce and can have far-reaching effects for families, employers, and the state’s economy as a whole. In partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, this report found that child care challenges in Georgia are leading to significant […]
Perceptions of School Readiness in Georgia is a companion report to A Framework for School Readiness in Georgia developed in partnership with the Build Initiative that evaluates perceptions of school readiness among a range of stakeholders across the state.
A Framework for School Readiness in Georgia outlines a shared understanding of the construct of readiness to provide common language and context for the internal work of organizations, agencies, and systems and serves as a lever for identifying action steps that support Georgia’s young learners.