Dear Early Childhood Educator: 

We are writing with a special invitation to a virtual townhall hosted by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) and Quality Care for Children (QCC). The virtual townhall will take place next Monday, November 6th from 6:30-8:00 PM. This is townhall is only for classroom teachers, including assistant teachers, in child care centers. 

As you know, workforce challenges have plagued early care and education programs here in Georgia and around the country. We understand that there are myriad reasons early childhood educators might consider leaving the classroom, ranging from compensation to a lack of flexibility to challenges with student behavior.

Following the in-person workshop that we hosted earlier this fall with early childhood teachers, GEEARS and QCC hope to get your feedback on the innovative yet actionable ideas that they shared. Following this virtual townhall, we hope to share these ideas with policymakers, system leaders, and community changemakers to improve outcomes for the ECE profession.

We need your input and expertise to find solutions.  We believe that those closest to the challenge—early childhood educators themselves—must be part of developing strategies and solutions, which is why GEEARS and QCC have partnered with Start Early to facilitate this townhall. We want to give you the space to be heard and license to dream with us about how to approach and solve these challenges.  

Space is limited. Please register below to attend.

We ask that you do not share this invitation with others as we are prioritizing those who applied to the in-person workshop. Those who register and attend will receive a $25 Amazon gift card via email as a small token of our appreciation for your time. 


Mindy Binderman, Executive Director

GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Ellyn Cochran, President and CEO

Quality Care for Children