Grow Up Great Atlanta

The Grow Up Great Atlanta Team is a partnership  between PNC Bank, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Alliance Theater/Woodruff Arts Center, Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family  Centers, Atlanta Public Schools (APS), and the Urban Child Study Center in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University.

The purpose of Grow Up Great Atlanta is to infuse arts and science education in preschool (3-year-old) and pre-k (4-year-old) early childhood classrooms. Program partners have designed the program to reflect more intensive intervention activities, including:

  • integrating and aligning science and arts activities within the curriculum
  • consulting with teachers about classroom integration
  • coaching in classrooms on implementation of science and arts activities
  • providing resources that teachers and families can keep and use in the classroom and at home
  • facilitating communication with families to encourage increase use of science and arts activities and institutions in the area
  • increasing access by expanding the program into school-based pre-k classrooms

For more information about this project, please contact: Dr. Nicole Patton Terry ( or Mario Pickens (

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