The GEEARS Readiness Radar is a suite of tools that allows users to explore a range of data relevant to early childhood and school readiness in Georgia.
The county-level Blueprint tool uses WEAVE software to simultaneously illustrate multiple readiness indicators and assets across the state.
This census-tract-level tool, featuring the GEEARS Early Childhood Index, uses ArcGIS software to provide a more granular look at early childhood data at the community level.
EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNTY PROFILES
Early Childhood Profiles are available for all 159 counties and the City of Atlanta. These printable profiles provide a snapshot of child well-being at the county level.
ATL ACCESS (Atlanta Child Care and Early Learning Supply Status) Map
This map models child care supply, demand, and gaps in Metro Atlanta (including Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties).
The county-level Blueprint tool uses WEAVE software to simultaneously illustrate multiple readiness indicators and assets across the state. Users can access data for each of Georgia’s 159 counties to better understand the needs and assets of various communities. Data are organized according to the components identified in the School Readiness Indicators Initiative Report: Ready Families, Ready Communities, Ready Schools, and Ready Services. An additional layer, featuring approximately 10,000 geocoded points, depicts the location of a variety of early childhood assets, including Georgia’s Pre-K program, Head Start and Early Head Start, Quality Rated Child Care, home visiting initiatives, and Federally Qualified Health Centers, among others. The county-level tool houses an extensive amount of data that allows advanced users to comprehensively examine the early childhood landscape in counties across Georgia. It is intended for use on desktop or laptop computers.
The census-tract-level Community Compass uses ArcGIS software to provide a more granular look at early childhood data at the community level. Its base layer features the GEEARS Early Childhood Index, comprised of key indicators relevant to school readiness, including parental education, low birthweight rate, access to quality child care, and poverty, among others. Its secondary layers depict early learning assets and school system and legislative district overlays. This tool is ideal for community-level planning, allowing users to quickly assess child well-being and early learning resources within and across census tracts. It is optimized for mobile.
Early Childhood County Profiles
Early Childhood Profiles are available for each of Georgia’s 159 counties and the City of Atlanta. These profiles include a range of county- and state-level data relevant to early childhood, including early learning, 3rd grade assessment, economic hardship, and other family- and health-related indicators. These printable profiles provide a snapshot of child well-being at the county level relative to the state as a whole.
For more information about the work of our mapping partner, please visit the Neighborhood Nexus website.
ATL ACCESS Map
ATL ACCESS (Atlanta Child Care and Early Learning Supply Status) Map models supply, demand, and gaps related to child care in Metro Atlanta. Reinvestment Fund, with support from the Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase Foundations, conducted a study of the supply of and demand for child care in the five-county metro Atlanta region (Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties). ATL ACCESS Map combines multiple childcare supply sources to provide a comprehensive measure of supply, adjusting residential demand to account for journey-to-work related patterns, and modeling gaps at the block group level. The research and development of the mapping tool was guided by a group of local experts, including early learning providers, policymakers, funders, and other community partners.
The goal of the ATL ACCESS Map is to help funders, practitioners, advocates, and other stakeholders understand the landscape of early learning resources in Metro Atlanta and pinpoint where gaps exist using measures of quality and need.
Questions or Comments? Please email Hanah Goldberg, Ph.D., Director of Research.