Voices for Georgia's Children is excited to announce a new series of fact sheets on early learning in Georgia. A child’s most rapid brain development takes place during the period from birth to age eight, establishing the foundation – whether strong or shaky – for a lifetime of cognitive and emotional development. These fact sheets cover a wide range of topics from Georgia's nationally recognized Pre-K Program to the economic impact of the industry.
Georgia's Pre-K: Midpoint in Early Learning
Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds regard-less of parental income. More than 1.4 million Georgia students have been served by Georgia’s Pre-K since it began in 1992. The program continues to be nationally recognized for its success. References for this fact sheet can be found here.
Quality Early Learning in Georgia
Quality early care and learning is essential to the growth and development of Georgia’s youngest learners. This fact sheet looks at what quality early learning looks like and different quality initiatives in Georgia including the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards, Early Education Empowerment Zones, and Quality Rated. References for this fact sheet can be found here.
Economics of Early Care in Georgia
Quality early care is critical to Georgia’s economy — it generates jobs and revenue, while equipping kids with the tools they need to be the workforce of tomorrow. This fact sheet looks at the impact of early care on Georgia's economy, workforce, parents, and children. References for this fact sheet can be found here.
Building Blocks of Brain Development
A child’s brain develops at a remarkable pace between birth and age eight. Missing key milestones during this crucial period can lead to developmental delays. It is critical that everyone knows what to expect during each stage of a child’s early development since early detection and intervention can help kids stay on track. References for this fact sheet can be found here.