BLOCKS - Babies Learning On Course for Kindergarten Success - United Way of West Georgia | Helping children in West Georgia reach their full potential.
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Learning starts at birth

80% of a child’s brain development occurs by age three and 90% by age five.

 

Many parents assume education starts at kindergarten, but it needs to start long before. Children in West Georgia reach kindergarten with vastly different experiences—some completely ready to learn and others without exposure to basic ideas such as colors, shapes, and letters.

We think every child in West Georgia should be fully ready for kindergarten.

 

If a child is ready for kindergarten, they’re much more likely to read on grade level by third grade. And children reading on grade level by third grade are more likely to graduate high school.

An early childhood education

initiative in West Georgia

We are working hard to ensure every child is fully prepared for kindergarten.

 

Local organizations, government, and childcare providers are collaborating to ensure every child in West Georgia has the opportunity to reach their full potential from birth through pre-kindergarten.

Our four-prong strategy to achieve our vision:

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Awareness

Spreading awareness to all families of the importance of early learning.

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Connection

Connecting families with early learning opportunities in our community.

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Collaboration

Supporting quality improvement among community organizations, government, and childcare providers.

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Expansion

Promoting the increase in quantity and quality of early learning opportunities in West Georgia.

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Our Stories

Every child reached helps us get closer to our goal to help all children in West Georgia reach their full potential.

Get Informed

A child’s education needs to start at birth. 80% of a child’s brain development occurs by age three and 90% by age five.

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Community Efforts

Local partners and United Way are working to bring early childhood education to the forefront of community leaders’ and parent’s minds.

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Get Involved

Changing the community starts with you. Sign up to volunteer, donate, and learn more about the early childhood education initiative in West Georgia.

Your child’s early milestones:

From Birth

2 Months

4-6 Months

6-12 Months

12-18 Months

18-24 Months

3 Years

4 Years

5 Years

Our strategic planning partners:

Quality Rated
Child Care

Success By 6

Troup County Center
for Strategic Planning

Troup County
School System

Brought to you by:

United Way of West Georgia is leading the community effort to spread awareness and improve and expand access to high-quality early childhood education through partnerships with community organizations, government, and childcare centers.

Magnolia Society, the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way West Georgia, brings together a diverse group of women that is taking action to support early learning programs for school readiness by increasing local awareness and raising funds.

LaGrange Has Talent is Magnolia Society’s premier fundraising event, showcasing local talent to raise proceeds for early learning programs in support of school readiness.