At a time when so many young children have missed the structure of the classroom and when extensive remediation is anticipated for the next school year, Cox, in partnership with the Atlanta Speech School, is working to raise awareness about free resources available to parents and teachers on Cox Campus. The Atlanta Speech School developed this free, online learning platform offering a series of research-based courses for families, educators, and health professionals designed to equip any adult interacting with children ̶ from birth through age 9̶ in ways that support language and literacy development.
From teachers to parents to nurses, Cox Campus provides easy-to-use straightforward learning paths to reading that will help the most vulnerable students read. Cox Campus leans on science to learn what actions adults can take to form a child’s brain, giving them an early start towards reading. The courses are divided into four sections: Infants and Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-K, K-3 and Build My Brain.
The two-hour Build My Brain course was developed in partnership with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University bringing the science of early childhood development to all who work in early childhood education, public health, and social services. The course teaches how brain development unfolds and how early experiences affect this process. It explains how interactions between adults and children form and strengthen neural connections. This course is recommended for healthcare professionals, early childhood educators, social service professionals, and policymakers.
Support from the James M. Cox Foundation, the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, which is the parent company of Cox Communications, makes this resource free and universally accessible to parents and teachers everywhere. Cox Campus has already brought together more than 150,000 free members from 50 states and 68 countries.