About the Rollins Center

A professional development center for teachers of children birth to 8

Lack of early access to language is creating a public health crisis in Georgia and across our nation. Children who do not learn necessary language, comprehension and vocabulary skills at an early age often fall so far behind other kids that they can never catch up. Currently only 34% of Georgia’s children are reading on grade level by the end of 4th grade which means they’re more likely to dropout, leading to another generation trapped in poverty.

The trajectory of these children’s lives can be dramatically and radically changed if they are given appropriate instruction. That’s why the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy partners with public and private organizations to bring the Atlanta Speech School’s almost 80-year expertise in constructing the reading brain in children ages birth to 8 to teachers across Georgia and beyond so they can transform the lives of their students.

The Rollins Center has been training teachers of children birth to third grade for over a decade. Our professional development program uses a synthesis of the nation’s best research on how to build a child’s language, vocabulary, critical thinking skills and comprehension, and offers ongoing mentoring and coaching. The Rollins Center is particularly focused on helping teachers of children of generational lack of access to educational opportunities with the greatest risk of illiteracy. We offer both onsite courses as well as online courses available at no charge through our Cox Campus portal.

Watch our video to learn more about the Rollins Center, or contact the Rollins Center today for more information about our professional development programs for educators.

Our Faculty and Staff

Rollins facilitators and content developers have degrees in early childhood education, language and literacy, speech-language pathology and other related fields. Our staff has extensive knowledge and classroom or clinical experience in language and literacy development in children from birth through third grade.
Cox Campus
Visit our Cox Campus for free online training for teachers of children birth to 5.
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