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

  •  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

Public Awareness & Engagement

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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

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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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Community
Conversation:

Choices & Challenges in Finding Child Care

We invite parents and caregivers of young children to join us for a virtual community conversation to share their experiences navigating child care programs, hear from experts on key considerations for seeking a program, and learn more about high-quality programs available in our city.

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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.

Atlanta's Early Care & Learning System

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In Other News...

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Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced the City of Atlanta will invest $5 million toward early education services in his State of the City address this morning. 

As part of his announcement, he also urged the school system to match this commitment and challenged the private sector to raise $10 million to match the public sector’s contribution. 

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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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At its essence, a Learning Space is about a community coming together, a place for families to play and socialize, to give and receive support, and to share joyful moments, big and small. This summer, our community—including former Falcon Matt Ryan!—came together to celebrate the launch of the Simpson Street Learning Space.