The Early Education Funders' Roundtable (the Roundtable) provides funders with networking, learning and strategic collaboration opportunities related to early childhood education (birth – 8). Participants in the Roundtable work with partners to achieve the following outcomes for Georgia’s children: Strong foundational cognitive skills; Strong social and emotional competence; Consistent patterns of engagement in school and learning.
Statewide (with a concentration of funders in the metropolitan Atlanta area)
An initiative of the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
GEEARS staff have presented at a range of local and national conferences and published extensively about early childhood issues in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and local and national media outlets, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Education Week, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Health News, Journal of the National Medical Association, Reading and Writing, Division for Early Childhood, American Educational Research Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Society for Research in Child Development, and many others.
Tools and publications include:
- GEEARS Readiness Radar, a suite of data and mapping tools that allows users to explore a range of data relevant to early childhood and school readiness in Georgia.
- It Kind of Broke All of Us.” Navigating Child Care and Employment in the Era of COVID-19: Parents and Caregivers Tell Their Stories, a series of four focus groups with parents of young children commissioned by GEEARS.