“Getting students on track at an early age with solid reading skills is critical. Reading is not only needed for success in school but also for success in life. A solid reading foundation is often the key to this success.”

Benita Moore, Curriculum Program Specialist

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Get Georgia Reading are aligned in many ways. TCSG’s mission is to provide technical, academic, and adult education and training focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce for Georgia. They educate those who provide early learning to young children and are the recipients of the well-educated children progressing through the birth-12 school system. TCSG sees third-grade reading as a significant indicator of future performance on both high-school graduation and college attendance.

Their work supports the Campaign pillars, providing access to student-centered, high-quality, affordable postsecondary education and training. The Early Childhood and Education (ECCE) programs at all 22 of TCSG’s technical colleges have curricula that promote and support the pillars.

TCSG students enrolled in ECCE programs prepare students to work with and teach children from approximately 12 weeks old through elementary education grades. The ECCE students’ curriculum focuses on current and appropriate methods including language development, teaching diverse learning styles, utilizing positive behavior discipline, teaching students of varied ability levels, and more.

To learn more about TCSG, visit their website.