Continuing education courses are a necessity for any educator, but not all courses are created equal. With some, you feel like you’re just going through the motions, taking the course for the sake of taking the course. Read Right from the Start’s online continuing education courses, on the other hand, empower you with strategies that make a dramatic impact in the lives of children. And they’re free.

A program of the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School, Read Right from the Start offers free online professional development for Georgia’s preschool and pre-K educators through the Cox Campus. The program is certified by the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to qualify for Bright from the Start credit hours.

The Read Right from the Start Difference

There are other free continuing education unit (CEU) courses available to Georgia teachers, but Read Right from the Start is geared specifically for increasing the literacy rates of Georgia’s children. And that starts with early learning professionals.

Read Right from the Start CEUs are designed to provide early childhood educators with proven language and vocabulary teaching strategies that put Georgia’s children on the path to literacy and reading comprehension. Research shows that what children are taught in preschool and pre-K translates directly to their ability to develop reading comprehension and learning skills in elementary school and beyond.

What You’ll Get

Through each course you’ll learn to build language, vocabulary and comprehension by engaging children in meaningful, intentional conversation, rather than having them quietly complete tasks. You’ll learn to make the most of story time, to create fun, interactive learning centers throughout your classroom and to engage children like never before.

Real Advice from Real Teachers

Our courses feature demonstrations of real teachers implementing Read Right from the Start strategies in their classrooms. The program was created by teachers for teachers, so we provide practical ways to apply Read Right from the Start strategies in your classroom as well as some of the theory and research behind them.

Learn At Your Own Pace

We know that many teachers simply don’t have the time to attend lengthy seminars or spend hours each day completing coursework. Read Right from the Start allows you to learn at your own pace. Watch and interact with the short videos for each module and take simple quizzes to reinforce what you’ve learned. Your progress through courses is automatically tracked so you can come back anytime and pick back up where you left off. There’s no deadline to complete the training, so you’re free to take courses on your schedule.

Visit our home page to learn more about Read Right from the Start, or register now to start your free online continuing education courses today.