Strengthening children and their families at the most critical times in their development is our driving force. Our staff, our volunteers, our sponsors and our children fuel our passion and ignite our success.
Recent research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life are particularly important for the development of the brain, and the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture. These early years are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development, and learning achievement while at school, within the family, and as part of the community.
We provide early education and early intervention services to nearly 4,000 children from birth to age five living in metro Atlanta and North Georgia who are disadvantaged or disabled. We also provide support services to their families, helping them become better educated, more self-sufficient, and an even stronger support for their child, no matter their income or ability.
Our history of using evidence-based programs has helped us achieve outcomes that exceed expectations. Integrated teams of therapists, teachers, and other health professionals help each child overcome obstacles to independence and prepare them for the next phase in their life. 45% of children who start our program are measured as performing at or above age-level. Upon leaving our program, more than 92% are at or above age-level. These results serve as a testament to the services and benefits we provide our children, our families and our community.
Families thank us every day. And every day we thank our families and children for the privilege of caring for them, teaching and supporting them.
The overarching aim of all ESNG’s programs is to ensure every child will start school healthy and ready to learn. We work to achieve this goal by implementing four components. First, the creative curriculum allows young children to learn through exploration and play. We also provide the necessary medical, mental health, and disability services children need to thrive. Next, our family-centered therapies not only address children’s developmental delays or disabilities, they also empower families to support their children’s development. Finally, children will not continue to be successful without strong, independent families. Our programs offer families the health and social services support they need to become their children’s most important teacher and advocate.
Areas of Service Include:
Early Education & Care (including STEM and Early Literacy)
Early Childhood Mental Health (Social/Emotional Development)
Parent & Family Trainings