The first five years of life are critical to a child's lifelong development. Young children's earliest experiences and environments set the stage for future development and success in school and life. Early experiences actually influence brain development, establishing the neural connections that provide the foundation for language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior, and emotional health.
Early Learning and Student Success is a component of the vision for Public Education in Georgia designed to inform and influence citizens, policy-makers, practitioners, and funders on the importance of early learning. Early Learning and Student Success will recommend tranformative best practices that schools, communities, policy-makers and stakeholders will use to address factors that contribute to and support early learning and intervention for children from birth through five years of age.
These recommendations will inspire and activate a greater local, state, and federal priority for early learning initiatives that align early childhood and K-12 educational systems.