Get Bright from the Start Credits – for Free!

Get Bright from the Start Credits – for Free!

Each year, teachers and caretakers of children from birth to Pre-K must complete professional development training in order to maintain their child care learning center license. Georgia teachers, in particular, must complete and submit certified continuing education courses to the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

While there are many continuing education courses you can take, Read Right from the Start offers free courses that provide strategies that will empower your students.

Ready to get a head start on your Bright from the Start (BFTS) credits? Read Right from the Start on the Cox Campus offers BFTS-approved courses for early learning educators – free of charge!

Why Read Right from the Start?

Read Right from the Start offers free continuing education courses that qualify for your required annual BFTS credit hours.

  • Learn at your own pace with interactive, video-based courses
  • Access the courses and complete your training from your computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Transform your classroom by learning how to engage with children as meaningful conversational partners at an early age

There is no better source of training anywhere, free or paid, covering oral language development of young children. Read Right from the Start courses use proven language and vocabulary strategies designed to put children on the path toward literacy and reading comprehension.

How Do I Receive My Bright from the Start Credits?

After completing a Read Right from the Start course, you have instant access to your Certificate of Training. This certificate includes the course name, completion date, Bright from the Start credit hours, and information to submit your BFTS hours to DECAL.

BFTS-Approved Courses Available

Infants and Toddlers
Up to 12.5 hours of BFTS credit hours

Power of Language for Infants and Toddlers
Power of Language
2 hours
TALK with Me
TALK with Me
3 hours
TALK with Me Baby
TALK with Me Baby
3.5 hours
Read with Me: Part 1
Read with Me: Part 1
2.5 hours
Read with Me: Part 2
Read with Me: Part 2
1.5 hours

 

Preschool and Pre-K
Up to 18 hours of BFTS credit hours

Power of Language
Power of Language
2 hours
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations
1 hour
Transforming Story Time
Transforming Story Time
4 hours
Building World Knowledge
Building World Knowledge
3 hours
Foundations of Learning to Read
Foundations of Learning to Read
4 hours
Sharing Ideas Through Writing
Sharing Ideas Through Writing
4 hours

 

Get Started Today

Read Right from the Start on the Cox Campus aims to transform children’s lives through the power of language and literacy. Join over 15,000 early learning educators across Georgia who have already experienced training on the Cox Campus.