Center for Early Language & Literacy

Announcement    Friday, May 6, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign are pleased to release the grant awardees for the 2022 Collective Impact Grant initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the early language and literacy skills of Georgia’s children, by sustaining community coalitions to increase early language and literacy access, professional learning, awareness, and education. The Deal Center will continue to invest in communities that...
Announcement    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The question of how babies’ brains grow in the context of relationships is one of the most important topics in early childhood development. Research on this topic is exploding, underscoring the need for early childhood professionals to learn about foundations of brain development and strategies to best support the growing brains of infants and young children. This series supports participants’ exploration of key concepts, research, and concrete strategies from ZERO TO THREE’s- The...
Event    Thursday, April 14, 2022
The question of how babies’ brains grow in the context of relationships is one of the most important topics in early childhood development. Research on this topic is exploding, underscoring the need for early childhood professionals to learn about foundations of brain development and strategies to best support the growing brains of infants and young children. This series supports participants’ exploration of key concepts, research, and concrete strategies from ZERO TO THREE’s- The...
Announcement    Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy will hold its quarterly Governing Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, on the Georgia College and State University Campus from 10 am-Noon.  Please contact the Deal Center at 478-445-8500 for more information.
Event    Thursday, March 10, 2022
The question of how babies’ brains grow in the context of relationships is one of the most important topics in early childhood development. Research on this topic is exploding, underscoring the need for early childhood professionals to learn about foundations of brain development and strategies to best support the growing brains of infants and young children. This series supports participants’ exploration of key concepts, research, and concrete strategies from ZERO TO THREE’s- The...
Announcement    Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign are pleased to release the grant application for the 2022 Collective Impact Grant initiative. The Deal Center will invest in communities that use the collective impact framework to address at least three of the four pillars of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign: Language Nutrition, Access, Positive Learning Climate, and Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness by using The Basics principles...
Announcement    Wednesday, January 19, 2022
During December 2021, the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy awarded the third Research Grant Initiative for Implementation Research to Improve Early Language and Literacy Outcomes. The initiative provides University System of Georgia institutions and state agencies with funds to conduct implementation research on early language and literacy programs for children birth to 8 years old. Utilizing implementation science principles, each awardee designed a study...
Announcement    Friday, January 7, 2022
The Research Subcommittee and Advisory Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meetings for the year 2022 as follows:  January 21, April 22, July 22, and October 21, from 10 am to 11 am.  All meetings will be held via Zoom.  Call 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Governing Board of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College will hold its quarterly meetings for the year 2022 as follows:  January 12, April 13, July 13, October 12, from 10 am to 12 pm.  The January 12, 2022 meeting will be held at Georgia Department of Community Supervision Boardroom, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE, Eighth Floor, East Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334. Call 478-445-8500 for more information.
Announcement    Monday, October 18, 2021
"We're pleased to announce a Research Grant Initiative for Early Language and Literacy Practices! We invite applications from University System of Georgia Institutions and State Agencies that are conducting research on the implementation of early language and literacy practices for children birth to age eight that create the conditions for all children to be on the path to third grade reading proficiency. The Sandra Dunagan Deal Center will offer awardees up to $50,000 to fund research...