PAACT
Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive

is a city-wide alliance of public and private partners collaborating to improve learning, health, and well-being outcomes for Atlanta's youngest children and their families. 

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If Atlanta doesn’t invest in their education now, we’ll all pay for it later!

The opportunity gap in Atlanta starts as early as birth. Families with young children face housing, health care, and child care costs that are increasingly out of reach. Many of Atlanta's youngest children are impacted by systems of inequity, stunting their ability to reach their full potential. No child should be robbed of their opportunity to thrive.

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Objectives

To Drive Change

Public Awareness & Engagement

  •  Increase access to affordable, high-quality child care

  • Improve quality of early childhood programs and environments

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  • Increase public awareness of the importance of early learning education

  • Build a supporter network to advocate for equitable policies and programs that support families with young children

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Increase Quality and Access 

  • Increase access to affordable, high-quality child care

  • Improve quality of early childhood programs and environments

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  • Increase access to affordable, high-quality child care 

  • Improve quality of early childhood programs and environments

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  • Align public & private systems

  • Improve the delivery of support services

  • Share data and leverage resources

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  • Align public & private systems

  • Improve the delivery of support services

  • Share data and leverage resources

System Alignment

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Build greater capacity to serve the health and well-being needs of children and families by collaborating with residents and local nonprofits/agencies.

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  • Build capacity to serve the health and well-being needs of young children and families by collaborating with residents and local nonprofits/agencies

Health & Wellbeing

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Partner Spotlight

GEEARS Preschool to Third Grade (P-3) Leaders Fellowship

The P-3 Leaders Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Atlanta-based leaders from early learning programs & elementary schools to learn how to create a more aligned and seamless experience across the birth-8 continuum.

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What Is PAACT?

Who We Are

Convened by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, PAACT: Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive is a city-wide alliance of public and private partners collaborating to improve learning, health, and well-being outcomes for Atlanta's youngest children and their families.

 

Our Vision

 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 residents of our city. 

Our Origin

 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.

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Your Role

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. The future of Atlanta depends on these children reaching their full potential. 

By making the PAACT, you are pledging to support the vision and mission of PAACT so that every child has the opportunity to THRIVE.

In Other News...

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PAACT, in partnership with the Low-Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and the Wells Fargo Foundation launched a new grant program exclusively for family child care learning homes located in the City of Atlanta to help sustain operations as they continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on their child care businesses.

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In July 2021, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students commissioned a statewide survey of 400 Georgia parents with children ages 0-4 that focused on a range of topics including childcare arrangements and satisfaction levels, general attitudes toward, perceptions of, and preferences for child care, and financial and employment impacts in relation to child care during these unprecedented times.

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  Quality Care for Children and PAACT are partnering to ensure that more infants and toddlers have access to high-quality child care. The program ensures infants and young children (ages birth – three years) receive high quality early care and learning...