Early learning is about more than letters, numbers and colors.

It’s about building children’s brains and engaging them in a new way. Read Right from the Start empowers teachers with proven language and literacy strategies, making a transformational impact on children’s lives.

65% of Georgia 3rd graders can’t read at grade level, which means they’re more likely to fall behind and eventually drop out, leading to another generation trapped in poverty. We all have a responsibility to turn things around for Georgia’s children.

Read Right from the Start is a free online language & literacy program for teachers of children from birth to third grade, produced by the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School.

Free Continuing Education for Georgia Teachers

Thanks to a generous grant by the James M. Cox Foundation, the Cox Campus provides free, online access to research-based professional development courses and resources for Georgia teachers.

All early childhood educators are welcome to sign up and use Read Right From the Start to spark conversations in their classrooms.

How You’ll Learn

Our online courses provide proven classroom strategies for building language skills, vocabulary and comprehension. Courses range from 2 to 4 hours and are broken into 10-20 minute lessons.

  • Interactive Courses
  • Classroom Videos
  • Story Guides
  • Community of Practice
  • Extensive Resource Library

Our Mission

With your help, by the year 2020, every early childhood educator in Georgia will have the skills to effectively prepare our children to meet or exceed grade level reading requirements by the end of 3rd grade.

Testimonials

“If you’ve got language and literacy skills, your education is ready to go, we’re starting you on the right foot. If you don’t, it all stops. Nothing else happens with education without language and literacy skills.”

“Read Right from the Start will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond.”

“I just thought it would be a program for teaching kids to read, but it’s beyond anything that I’ve experienced. I think every preschool in the world should have Read Right from the Start as part of their curriculum because it allows children to really grow.”