Supporting Georgia’s Journey to Universal Literacy by 2020

In order to support and continue the journey to universal literacy by 2020, Georgia will provide these components and build upon them for every child through these Core Actions:

  • We will talk with our babies.
  • We will continue to follow the science in Infant/Toddler through Pre-K.
  • We will measure and act on what matters from Kindergarten to  3rd grade.


The Deal Center supports universal literacy by 2020 by focusing on:

  • Research-based professional development focused on the neuroscience of early language and literacy development;
  • The principles of implementation science to research evidence-based programs, interventions, and methods for sustainability and scalability; and
  • Coaching practices for training and development.


Browse our resources to learn more how to put these core actions in place.