The moment your child enters the world, he or she embarks on a lifetime of learning—and you become their first and most important teacher. By talking, singing, reading, and engaging your child with loving words and snuggles throughout the day, you’re helping their brain to develop and providing a strong foundation for success in school and life.

One critical milestone in a child’s education is third-grade reading proficiency, because children who are strong readers by the time they leave third grade are prepared to read the books and materials covered in higher grades.

Georgia Home Classroom

Check out instructional TV broadcasts aligned to Georgia’s state standards, along with a library of digital learning resources.

Early Language and Literacy Development Resources

 

This resource is for anyone who cares for and loves a child between the ages of 0 and 8 – parents, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more. You’ll receive free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more. Bright by Text is completely free to sign up, but message and data rates may apply. Text GPB to 274448 or fill out this form to sign up.

 

  • Chat About Children

    This educational series for families features episodes from DECAL on monitoring development, supporting transition back to child care and school, building your young child’s brain, engaging children in play, how early language builds literacy, and more.

 

  • Cox Campus

    Check out videos, guides, activity ideas, and free online courses to help parents and families support their child’s early learning and development.

 

  • Háblame Bebé

    This app, available for both iOS and android phones, supports Spanish-speaking parents in delivering Language Nutrition to their infants and young children.

 

  • 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

    Boost your child’s early brain development and prepare them for success in school. Sign up to begin logging your books and earning incentives.

 

  • Pre-K Summer Transition Program

    For income-eligible families, this six-week program offers high-quality instruction to prepare rising pre-K and kindergarten students for success in school.

 

  • Quality Rated

    This online search tool helps families find quality programs and offers tips about choosing high-quality child care.

 

  • Sightwords

    Find free resources, including games, lessons and flash cards, to help parents teach their child to read.

 

  • Talk With Me Baby

    Find free tips, videos, and information about how parents can boost their baby’s brain development by talking with them throughout the day every day.

 

  • Vroom

    Available for iOS and android phones, this app boosts learning from birth – 5 filled with fun and simple learning activities for mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime.

 

  • Words2Reading

    Grow your young reader through easy-to-follow videos, web links, downloadable documents, e-books, and audio clips all available online.

K – 3 Learning Resources

 

  • e-READ KIDS

    This free collection of e-books and audiobooks is for kids in pre-K through fourth grade. All you need is your library card number and PIN.

 

  • iCivics

    All around the world, schools are closing and transitioning to remote options as a precaution against the spread of Coronavirus. During this time, we want to remind teachers that free iCivics games and other resources are an option to keep the learning going outside of the school walls, staying connected with your students, and providing them with a healthy break from the headlines that can be unsettling.

 

  • Rivet

    With 2,000+ free leveled books for kids in K – 2, quality reading practice has never been easier. The app features an engaging, kid-friendly interface and reading support on every page.

 

  • Storyline Online

    This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

 

  • Your Local Public Library

    Find the closest public library to you and learn about their literacy and summer reading programs.

Health and Nutrition Resources

 

  • FoodFinder

    Enter your zip code on this website and smartphone app to find food pantries, kitchens, and shelters near you.

 

 

  • Georgia WIC

    This health and nutrition program is for children ages 0 – 5 and women who are pregnant, nursing, or have recently given birth.

 

What’s Happening?

Check out the latest news and stories that affect children in Georgia.

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A Story of Impact: Early Education and Literacy in Cook County

The COVID-19 pandemic kept many of the Cook County Library’s youngest patrons away for over a year, but Briella was one of the first to return, along with her mom, Sarah McRae, and her younger sister Shelby.

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Cook County Strives to Keep Children Well Read and Well Fed

Cook County Family Connection is working to reduce food insecurity for children ages birth to 5 while including literacy materials that promote healthy nutrition and wellness.

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Re-Emerging at Emmaus House

Funding from Coaching for Literacy enabled Emmaus House, in partnership with the Get Georgia Reading—Campaign for Grade Level Reading, to transition the program to meet the educational and socio-emotional needs of K-3 children.

What Can I Do?

Explore More

  • Hear more about our four-pillar framework for achieving reading proficiency by third grade.
  • Check out relevant data points for monitoring the progress of conditions related to achieving reading proficiency by third grade—and use our data tools.
  • Find more resources to assist your child.
  • Use the Community Locator to see if your community has joined the Campaign and, if not, find out how to bring yours together to get kids reading.

Monthly Newsletter

The Get Georgia Reading Campaign monthly newsletter connects you with each other and with resources that can help you get even greater results. It’s packed with important news, thought-provoking stories, event listings, and more.